For two months, behind closed doors, there has been a flurry of activity in the gallery spaces which began with small renovations throughout the building – among other things, the mini-auditorium got a new ceiling and various areas received a fresh lick of paint (see AMHP is Not Just About the Prints blog) – followed by a thorough cleaning and the re-installation of gallery displays.
While that was going on, the demonstration printers caught up with print orders for the museum shop and the resident block carver kept himself busy making small repairs to archive blocks as well as enjoying his time carving out one or two exquisite new designs.
The shop is now brimming with new stock. Even the small café in the forecourt (or Drinks Kiosk, as we like to call it) has been spruced up with a striking selection of traditional Bagru textiles.
Yesterday the museum re-opened. We hope you, your family and friends will have an opportunity to visit during the season – July 16th 2017 to May 14th 2018. New exhibitions are in the pipeline and we are lining up some fun student activities…….no age barred!. If Jaipur is just that bit too far to come to, we hope you’ll continue to enjoy our posts as we highlight events and tell stories about AMHP and the colourful world of hand printing. We look forward to your visit one day!!
A small piece of advice: The demonstrations are very popular and we do try to ensure that the artisans are present daily other than during official holidays. However, to avoid disappointment we recommend a quick call beforehand to double-check. Contact details are on the website and also mentioned below.
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
Chanwar Palkiwalon ki Haveli (Anokhi Haveli), Kheri Gate, AMBER, Jaipur
For inquiries: Tel.- +91-0141-2530226 / 2531267 or +91 – 0141 3987100
Tuesday – Saturday : 10:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday : 11:00am – 4:30pm
There will be no block carving or printing demonstrations between:
1:00pm – 2:30pm Fridays
1:30pm – 2:00pm on other days.
Closed Mondays and major national & local holidays.