Stories of the Partition – At the Chandigarh Architecture Museum
The Chandigarh Architecture Museum is one of three buildings that lie within the Sector 10 museum complex. The Architecture Museum, also known as the City Museum, has always been a fascinating site of Chandigarh.
The building that houses the Architecture Museum was designed by architect SD Sharma, who was trained directly under Corbusier and Jeanneret. The basic design of the building was based on a building created by Corbusier as an exhibition pavilion at Zurich, Switzerland. After Corbusier’s death, Sharma was entrusted with the task of designing the building for the City Museum and overseeing its creation. The Architecture Museum building had to be conceptualised and designed in a way that was congruous with the adjacent Art Museum. It is a fantastic example of architecture in modernism.
The museum displays the original letters and correspondence between the administrators and architects who created Chandigarh’s blueprint. Original drawings and plans for the city are displayed along with photographs of the developing city in its various stages.
This walk will take you through the enthralling historical journey of the Partition.
This guided tour is free.
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Duration: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meeting Time: 9:45 am
Meeting Point: Entrance, Chandigarh Architecture Museum, Sector 10
Walk led by Dr. Avita Khawas
Things to keep in mind:
• Mandatory registration closes after 25 entries.
Steps for registration:
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2. Fill the form to confirm your registration.
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Contact at: 9829064043 (Avita)
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• Parking facilities are available in the museum complex.
• Entry tickets of Rs. 10/- for adults and Rs. 10/- for children are to be borne by the participant.
• Photography allowed.
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and carry water.
• You may carry your cameras and notebooks.