KMOMA will offer two distinct spheres of engagement on its premises. One would be the Art Centre comprising 4,68,336.52 sq ft, while the other would be the Culture Centre/Culture City spread over 83,962.43 sq ft.
With 44 galleries for Indian, Asian, Islamic and Western art, generous space for storage, a library and an archive, the Art Centre is to have two sections. Its Academic Wing would be concerned primarily with documentation, research, art education and restoration; its Curatorial Wing is to be responsible for the display, storage and acquisition of art including photography, folk art and craft, and the new media.
The Culture Centre will have a more general character with an auditorium, an amphitheatre, studio residences for artists, shops for art and craft merchandise and eateries, including for fine dining.
The Curatorial Wing
|All curatorial aspects will be handled by this section. The galleries of Indian and international art will be its direct responsibility. Its permanent collection of Indian art will focus on works from the 19th century to the present to be displayed in innovative ways in accordance with international standards.|
|That apart, acquisitions for KMOMA’s permanent collection, storage and maintenance of artworks will be handled by this wing.|
A parallel programming for the academic wing could help it locate such topicality and points of engagement with the community. It could take advantage of the museum as an activity centre and a manifestation of the community and as a way of entering academic research that would bring in the different disciplines.
Its aim of bringing together the academy and the arts.
This was where the academic wing could make a contribution. KMOMA’s broad spectrum of activity would serve a great purpose, he said, particularly in bringing the community to the museum. Visitors “crave information” he reminded the listeners and the Academy could look into that, too.