Water flows for the first time in centuries in the first chahar-bagh (four-part paradise garden) to surround a Mughal tomb on the subcontinent. – Photo: AKDN/Patrick Ruchdi
Humayun’s Tomb set to get site museum — Richi Verma,TNN
NEW DELHI: Delhi’s first site museum for a world heritage monument promises to be nothing less than a world class experience. Designed on lines similar to the Aga Khan Museum, inaugurated in Toronto days ago, it, too, will sport naturally-illuminated galleries set amid a Mughal-inspired landscape.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture-which is constructing the museum on behalf of Archaeological Survey of India-has roped in Vir Mueller Architects to design the museum. Shaheer Associates will be creating the landscape.
“The Humayun’s Tomb site museum is planned as a sunken building bridging the three areas of Humayun’s Tomb, Sunder Nursery and Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti, without compromising the visual linkages between monuments standing within the complex,” said an official. The museum will host a permanent exhibition and contain an auditorium, a souvenir shop, performance spaces and a cafe as well as a crafts demonstration arena. The part of the building within Sunder Nursery will have an area for temporary exhibitions, seminar rooms and food court.
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