Prince of Wales Museum


Now officially known as the impossible to remember or pronounce CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ VASTU SANGRAHALAYA, the museum is an odd collection of historical art of varying interest. I had time while the camera was being fixed yesterday, so I took a stroll through the museum. As with most such things in India, the admission price for foreigners is about 30 times (no joke) what is is for Indians.

I was most taken by the miniature paintings on display. Not only do they have amazing aesthetic value, they are an incredible documentation of the culture of the time.  The other exhibits that really grabbed me were the sculptures from Nepal and Tibet, and the Indo-Saracenic architecture of the building itself.