Hidden Treasures of the Salar Jung Museum

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One of India’s National Museums, the Salar Jung Museum is a treasure-house of interesting artefacts from around the world. Centred around the collection of a single person, the collection has since grown into one of the most historically and culturally significant ones in the world.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: USD 12 / INR 750 per person
Platform: Zoom
What you need: An internet-enabled device with a decent internet connection
Recommended: Headphones and your favorite snack and beverage!

The Veiled Rebecca, the statue of Mephistopheles and the century-old bracket clock that stil keeps time are the three “must-see” exhibits that everyone makes a beeline for when they visit the Salar Jung museum. However, this is nowhere near a good representation of what is on offer, neither are these the most precious of the items in the collections.

In a one-hour virtual exhibition, we will walk around the collections of the Salar Jung museum and explore a dozen artefacts that are more precious and historically and culturally significant than the more famous ones. From paintings by Indian and European masters to personal items of the Mughal emperors, from thousand-year-old manuscripts to gifts from the Sun King of France – the treasures we will explore are truly mind-blowing!

The entire experience is on Zoom, where we will use Google Street View to immerse ourselves in the exhibits. I will also share images from my personal collection during this experience.

Praise for our virtual events

Wonderful lecture Navin. Thanks so much — K

Trilogy session of Navin… Excellent walk the talk and finally the storytelling of the Siege of Golconda. We were back to the days of 8 months siege and got to know about the Shahs and Alamgir of Mughals. Thank you Navin, we look forward to more from you — SR

Excellent session Navin, thank you — R

It was like watching a movie Navin, you made it so interesting thank you — B

Thank you Navin. That was a wonderful session. Very beautiful pictures n well narrated story — A

Awesome walking through the fort. You gave more awesome way of storytelling which made the climb very easy. Thanks Navin — SR

Gem of a session — KR

Excellent session by Navin — JN

Very interesting session, Navin. Thanks for sharing your insights and interpretations that made the virtual walk special — LSK

Thank you Navin you have done in-depth study of the Qutub Shahis, we were lucky to listen to you and see the pictures — B

For taking us virtually to Golconda fort and an excellent Diamond Exhibition – Marvelous it was. Thank you so much Navinji — MM

Brilliant one Navin. I watched it like a fantasy movie. Similarly it has other parts too 🤩. Great storytelling👏🏽👏🏽

A great walk and talk tour Navin. Must have a real walk sometimes in the near future. 😊 Tombs can also tell Real tales as you did . Story teller of history… Thank you Navin

The entire webinar was indeed very novel. Kudos Navin!

It felt like we were actually there thank you Navin for taking us on a journey in this lockdown special

Fantastic session from Navin. The visuals took us on a virtual tour.

Navin Fantastic session.Well done.

That was a very interesting use of street view. Thank you Navin look forward to joining your Hyderabad walk some day.

Enjoyed the walk with you down the Qutb road.

Hi Navin, Im a tourist guide in Malaysia. Following the other with you was an awesome experience. You were so good so informative and i felt as though i was there in person..felt the son the breeze..even heard the birds in the park. Your story telling was brilliant. And Im missing my guiding so much now. Thank you Navin.

The video was good had the feeling of being there looking forward to the next episode

It was a wonderful and enriching experience.

Very inspiring and interesting guided online tour of the Qutub Shahi Tombs. Great Architecture, interesting to know the emperors had to built their own tombs. Thank you.

Very knowledgeable speaker who could hold our attention. Thanks

Saturday 14 November 2020 - 5 pm to 6 pm India Time

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