The South Asia Gallery at Manchester Museum opened to the public on 18 February 2023. As one of the thirty co-curators it was quite the big deal! I chosen to say a few words on behalf of the collective at a celebration event pre-opening, which you can watch below:
I’ll be sharing more about the co-curation journey I’ve been on over the last four years – making my personal story part of the “Past and Present” anthology, working with the Manchester Museum and British Museum teams, choosing the dazzling 1930’s Cartier Brooch with a Mughal-era Emerald and writing about how it feels now that the South Asia Gallery is open and the reactions and feelings that have come with this.
In the meantime, here are some snippets from social media: