Exhibition on Indian medicine’s history to be held from January

Kolkata: An exhibition to explore the history of Indian medicine system, healing and well-being would be held in three cities from January 2016, a statement said on Thursday.

Entitled ‘Medicine Corner’, the programme is an initiative of Britain’s Wellcome Collection, a global health charity.

The exhibition would be held at British Council, Delhi; Akar Prakar Gallery, Kolkata; and at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) in Mumbai from January 12 to March 28.

“The exhibition takes a multi-faceted approach to its subject, drawing on multiple historical, artistic and ethnographic resources. It includes magnificent Indian works from the UK, never before exhibited in their land of origin, combining them in novel juxtapositions with material from CSMVS and private collections in India,” the statement said.

In Kolkata, the exhibition would be held from January 18 to February 15 and christened ‘Jeevanchakraa’ as it revolves around birth, ageing, disease and death.

In Delhi, the British Council will host a workshop and live performance by BLOT! (a Delhi based mixed-media and music performance duo) on January 22 as part of the exhibition.