The National Museum in collaboration with National Museum Institute commenced the Art History and Archaeology Talks in 2014. The idea behind the talk series is to invite eminent scholars as well as to encourage young scholars and researchers to share their work. These lectures are organised to provide an opportunity to NMI students, scholars and faculty to delve deeper into various aspects of global art history for further research and study.
January, 2016: “Art and Cultural Heritage of Kazakhstan” by Dr. Laura Yereksheva, Deputy Director, Institute of Oriental
Studies, UNESCO Chair, Kazakhstan.
November 2015: “Opportunities for Museums of the Future: Exciting New Linkages between the National and the Local” by Dr. Stephen
Inglis, Executive Director, Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Canada, November 2015.
Ocotber 2015: “Archaeological Ladakh” by Dr. Quentin Devers, Archaeologist, France Ocotber 2015.
June 2015: “The Ajivikas of Ancient India: A Discovery of their Religious Centre and Art” by Prof. (Dr.) Piotr Balcerowicz, University of Warsaw, Poland, 17th June 2015.
April, 2015: The fifth talk was delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Rolf Schneider on ‘King, People, Power: Collecting Classical Sculpture in Munich’. Prof. Schneider is the Head of Department of Classical History at the Ludwig Maxmilian University of Munich, Germany.
February, 2015: The Fourth talk was delivered by Prof. Eva Kernabauer on ‘Effects of
Display: The Relevance of Exhibition in European Art’. Prof. Kernabauer is
an eminent art historian from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
September, 2014: The third talk was delivered by Professor Jane Pavitt on ' Practices of Design History and Design Curating'. Prof. (Dr.) Jane Pavitt is a renowned scholar and the Dean of School of Humanities at Royal College of Art, UK.
August, 2014: The second talk was delivered by eminent art historian Dr. Geeti Sen and was titled, ‘Iconic Artists: Significant Works In Contemporary Indian Art’.
The first lecture was delivered by Dr. Akira Shimada on 'The Amaravati Stupa: Early Excavations and Interpretations'. Dr. Shimada is an Art Historian from State University of New York.