KIIT-KISS signs memorandum of understanding with the National Gallery of Modern Art


New Delhi: Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, signed MoU with National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Ministry of Culture, Government of India here today hui.

The founder of KIIT & KISS, Dr Achyuta Samanta signed the MoU on behalf of KIIT and KISS, while Adwaita Gadanayak, Managing Director of NGMA signed on behalf of NGMA in the presence of Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, deputy and chairman of Rajya Sabha, parliamentarian Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports; Dinesh K. Patnaik, IFS, Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Dr Suraj Kumar, Advisor, KISS.

The deal is the first of its kind in KIIT & KISS history, said Dr Achyuta Samanta. “The world moves on thanks to the imagination. The imagination of today becomes a discovery of tomorrow. Art is an imagination translated into reality by the fuel of inspiration. And as universities prioritize holistic development, we are happy to chart this uncharted area and hope to work and grow together, ”he said.

In accordance with the MoU, KISS – KIIT and NGMA will work jointly to protect, preserve and promote tribal art, crafts, histories and culture through research and documentation, art exhibitions contemporary, seminars, conferences and exchange visits for tribal artisans.

This collaboration is an initiative to revive arts, crafts and traditions among young tribal artisans.

The MoU will promote and propagate endangered visual and scenic tribal arts forms, including music, dance, drama, literature and the fine arts.

NGMA will provide technical support to KISS & KIIT to encourage graduate studies and research in the field of tribal art history, art appreciation, museology and interrelationships between the visual arts and spectacle.

In addition, the MoU aims to develop a specialized library of books, periodicals, photographs and other audiovisual materials related to tribal art and culture.

KISS-KIIT and NGMA will work together and identify areas of cooperation for research, documentation, archiving and collection of tribal arts and crafts, with particular reference to tribal lifestyle and livelihoods.

The National Gallery of Modern Art was founded in 1954. The gallery is the first such institution in India. It is a repository of the country’s cultural ethos and presents the changing art forms through the passage of the last 150 years from around 1857 in the field of visual and plastic arts.

The NGMA helps people view works of modern art with more joy, understanding and knowledge by expanding their relationship with everyday life and experiencing them as vital expressions of the human spirit.


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