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Since the Virtual Museum of Images and Sounds was first launched in 2012, we’ve worked to make it more interactive and more engaging to give you an improved experience on your every visit.

We present to you a faster and a sleeker CA&A section of the Virtual Museum of Images and Sounds. We’ve streamlined our content to give you an enhanced experience with a more user-friendly and responsive interface. So accessing our collection is easier and faster.

We’ve categorized our collections in a definitive and convenient manner that now gives you a more immersed experience. For instance, our ‘Monuments’ collection is neatly  categorized into ‘Architectural Drawings’, ‘Photography’, ‘Special Collections’, and ‘View on Benaras’, and our ‘Museums’ collection now features ‘Partner in VMIS’, ‘Special Gallery’ and ‘Additional Museums’. So now you can simply stay on one section and switch between collections.

West Bengal Museums

West Bengal Museums

This image collection of antiquities housed in private museum collections of West Bengal was created by the Center for Art & Archaeology between 2006-8 during a photo and architectural documentation of State protected monuments and museum in West Bengal. A detailed inventory of the stone, wood and metal sculptures preserved in elevent museums was prepared for the archives of the Government of West Bengal.

Chola Temples

Chola Temples

The image gallery of 'Chola Temples' showcases the temple architecture created during the rule of Chola dynasty in South India, from the late 9th to the late 13th century of the common era.

Baroque Architecture of India

Baroque Architecture of India

A digital image collection of 'Baroque Architecture of India' is added to the 'Special Collections' section of the Center for Art and Archaeology/VMIS. The collection is a result of study and documentation of monuments built in Neo-Roman or Baroque style undertaken by Professor Jose Pereira during 1967-1969. The monuments photo-documented through the project include architecture of coastal regions of the Indian subcontinent, such as - Goa, Daman, Diu, Kerala, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu.

Garland of Musical Melodies

Garland of Musical Melodies

The exhibition 'Garland of Musical Melodies: Indian Miniatures of Musical Inspirations’ weaves the musical experience of viewing and listening to moods of Ragas (melodies) by way of combining the painted miniatures of musical inspirations (Ragamala paintings) along with their musical parallels.

Life of Form in Indian Sculptures

Life of Form in Indian Sculptures

This photo exhibition presents views of Carmel Berkson, an American photographer, sculptress and a scholar, on creative processes of making ancient and medieval stone sculptures with focus on interrelationships among the artist, statue, temple and the devotee.

Architectural Drawings

Architectural Drawings

The collection includes about 1300 maps and drawings from the large repertoire of measured architectural drawings in Center for Art and Archaeology. The drawings depict floor plans, mouldings and architectural units of monuments in eighteen political states of India.

We have also modified our ‘Resources’ which now gives you a bigger and better view of the sections on ‘News’, ‘Thematic bibliographies’, ‘Digital Publication’ and ‘Glossary’.

Our gallery has just got better with description of the photos right below them, and you can click and enlarge the pictures. Now you can also view all photos in one section featured in a horizontal scroll at the bottom of the enlarged image.

We hope you enjoy our new look!