Kolkata will soon host one of Asia’s largest museums on musical instruments. It will have a huge collection of new and old instruments.
Great new for all the music lovers out there – be ready to welcome one of Asia’s biggest museums on musical instruments in India.
West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee and her delegation, have tied up with Horniman Museum of Britain to set up a musical instrument museum in West Bengal.
Horniman Museum has a huge collection of over 8,000 musical instruments from across the globe. The iconic museum hosts a range of instruments like bone clappers from Egypt which are about 3,500 years old, and the new instruments like electric guitar.
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The plan is to set up the museum in Kolkata hosting a huge collection of musical instruments from Bengal. The musical instruments gallery at Biswa Bangla Haat in Rajarhat is planned to be the starting point of the collaboration.
Horniman Museum also has the ‘Instrument makers’ and collectors’ archives. People can listen to the sound of their favourite musical instruments and make their own discoveries using interactive sound tables.
Not only this, the museum also hosts short films linking instruments on display to the cultures and contexts in which they are played around the world. If everything goes as planned, India will proudly flaunt an iconic museum with such amazing features.