Last year I visited CSMVS museum as a part of my project with my classmates.The museum is made in a huge ancient building situated in Mumbai. First thing I found amazing was the historical interior which has beautiful intricate designs and was the highlight of our visit. Observing each and every unique artefacts blew my mind and it was great experience to know more about the artefacts that I found very fascinating. There’s a story behind each and every artefacts which made everything more interesting. Tour guide took us from everything that was there by telling us the stories behind the artefacts.
Museums inspires us through their history of the arts and artefacts and enhance our learning experience and also inspire us make something of our own style. There’s a display of many things like occupation, arts, old Bombay maps, craftsmanship etc. The history about the object wasn’t written on all the things but the tour guide told us story of most of the objects. So it is necessary to always take a tour guide with you.
My project was to take 2 things from the museum and do deep research on that. One of the best things I saw were miniature Mughal paintings with Persian script on it done by great artists from Mughal period. Tour guide told us that some painting were the scenes taken from the moral stories written in Quran. Other thing I found fascinating was the strategy that Mughals used for their currency. If you look at the coin issued by any Mughal emperor, you will know a lot about that emperor because they put impressions of their names , date and skills of them that they are proud of. This was my first visit to any museum and it was great and will definitely visit more of them after this pandemic.