British Museum, HSBC announces plans for Indian Summer

December 4th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 4 (ANI): The British Museum and HSBC today announced plans for Indian Summer, a season dedicated to Indian culture featuring a unique programme of exhibitions, installations, performances, lectures and film screenings.

HSBC is the sponsor of the season that includes: Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur, an exhibition which provides a rare opportunity to view paintings of outstanding interest and variety that have never previously been seen in Europe.

Launching the season British Museum Director, Neil MacGregor said: There is an enduring fascination with the rich diversity of the art and culture of India.

Garden and Cosmos epitomises this diversity through the polarities expressed in the paintings, focusing on both the external courtly life of pleasure on the one hand and an internal life of devotion and speculation on the other. I am most grateful to HSBC for enabling us to present Indian Summer, he added.

Stephen Green, Group Chairman HSBC Holdings plc, said: HSBC is the worlds local bank and the British Museum is recognised worldwide. We are both committed to the idea of Cultural Exchange - understanding life in different cultures and building international relationships.

India is a major player in the world market and its cultural contribution here in the UK and around the world continues to grow. The Indian Summer season will provide a deep insight into the life, history and culture of this fascinating country, he pointed. (ANI)

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