Monday, March 7, 2016

Museum on wheels

I was so pleased when I read about a recent project by Amsterdam-based artist Jorge Manes Rubio and art historian Amanda Pinatih: an art museum in Dharavi—one of the world's largest slums at the heart of Mumbai. The museum, however, is not set in a huge building, but rather a colorful pushcart that can roll from one street to another.

Items on display at the Dharavi Design Museum include terracotta cups and saucers, water containers, shiny handled brooms, embroidered garments, wooden carvings and other handicrafts, all made with local or recycled materials. It will travel through the area with different exhibits for about two months. When the museum closes, Jorge and Amanda will showcase Dharavi's design potential in Amsterdam.

[h/t: The Guardian]

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