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Enjoy an immersive virtual experience using the new National Gallery of Modern Art app

Enjoy the treasured exhibits of the National Gallery of Modern Art while listening to the to anecdotes and stories related to them (All Pics: Courtesy Twitter/@MinOfCultureGoI) treasured Indian modern art

On the occasion of the International Museum Day on May 18, the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) launched an Audio-Visual Guide App. Through this app it will be possible for museum viewers to listen to anecdotes and stories related to the treasured Indian modern art exhibited at the Gallery, on smartphone, anywhere, anytime.

With this audio-visual app both art aficionados and common people alike can explore the modern art treasures on display across galleries of the Museum.

For the convenience of the people the app is available on both the Google Playstore and the Apple Appstore. In order to listen to the narrations, users need to download the app and navigate the content using the numbers mentioned. The same numbers will be on display next to the artwork at the Museum.

A web version of the app is also available for those not keen to download the app and can be accessed by just scanning the QR code at location.

The NGMA app and tours are free for all users.

Museum Tours

Through the museum tours people can experience a rich mix of images, videos and voice. Besides enhancing the viewing experience of the visitors at the museum, it also enables one to visit the art works virtually.

In order to make it engaging, the text is written in an interesting storytelling format with details about the artist, the thought behind the art work and the techniques used in creating the piece.

The Director-General of NGMA, Adwaita Gadanayak during the launch of the app said: “The launch of NGMA’s Audio-Visual Guide App is a major landmark. It will help people connect with art in an intimate way. I especially hope that our children and youth will use the app prolifically, experiencing art as a vital expression of the human spirit.”

National Gallery of Modern Art

NGMA was founded in 1954, as the premier museum of modern art of anewly independent nation in New Delhi. It houses and showcases masterpieces of the changing art forms of modern India spanning more than 150 years. The museum continues to reaffirm its role as a repository of modern and contemporary visual, plastic and new media arts.

The museum boasts of a seminal collection of more than 2000 artists.

The line-up includes artists of the of stature of Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, Thomas Daniell, and a few leading international artists. Some of the oldest works preserved at NGMA date back to 1857.

With 12,000 square meters of exhibition space, it is one of the world's largest modern art museums.