The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on May 18, 2023 inaugurated the 3 day International Museum Expo 2023 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
- He also inaugurated a virtual walkthrough of the upcoming National Museum at the North and South Blocks
- The PM also unveiled the plans for what is set to be the world’s largest museum, Yuge Yugeen Bharat, which will capture 5,000 years of India’s history.
- The International Museum Expo is being organized as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate the 47th International Museum Day with the theme of the year ‘Museums, Sustainability, and Well Being’.
Key Highlights of the Expo
- The Prime Minister unveiled the Mascot of the International Museum Expo, the Graphic Novel A Day at the Museum, the Directory of Indian Museums, the Pocket Map of Kartavya Path, and Museum Cards.
- The Mascot of the International Museum Expo is a contemporized version of the Dancing Girl made of wood in the Chennapatnam art style.