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2019

August

  • During the week of 3rd August, Teej celebrations are in full swing at the City Palace, especially in the Sarvato Bhadra, where visitors can view and touch a special display about the festival. There is also an opportunity to decorate your palms with henna, and to glimpse the traditional Teej procession from the City Palace.
  • Please join us on Wednesday 21st August 2019 in celebrating Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II’s 109th birth anniversary. We will mark the occasion with a floral tribute at the statue of the late Maharaja at Ram Niwas Bagh.

May

  • The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum will join museums around the world in celebrating International Museum Day, which falls on 18th May. The theme this year is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”, reflecting the fact museums have become cultural hubs functioning as platforms where creativity combines with knowledge and where visitors can also co-create, share and interact. Follow us on Facebook to find out what object we post about #onthisday or visit us to find out! For more information on the day, visit the ICOM website.

March

  • The Gangaur festival also falls in March this year. Join us in Jaipur to find out more!
  • Happy Holi! Holi is celebrated at Jaipur over two days. This year, the dates are 20th and 21st March.

January

  • We celebrated our first major festival for the year, Makar Sankranti, also known by other names across India. Follow us on Facebook to see pictures of the traditional kite-flying event from the roof of the Sarvato Bhadra, and other fun festivities! Other celebrations included the 352nd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singhji, and the Sawai Madhopur Utsav.

 

2018

August

  • During the week of 13th August, Teej celebrations are in full swing at the City Palace, especially in the Sarvato Bhadra, where visitors can view and touch a special display about the festival. There is also an opportunity to decorate your palms with henna, and to glimpse the traditional Teej procession from the City Palace.
  • Please join us on Tuesday 21st August 2018 in celebrating Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II’s 108th birth anniversary. We will mark the occasion with a floral tribute at the statue of the late Maharaja at Ram Niwas Bagh.

May

  • The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum will join museums around the world in celebrating International Museum Day, which falls on 18th May. The theme this year is “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics”, reflecting the fact that in this era of hyperconnectivity, museums must find new ways of interpreting and presenting their collections to engage new publics and strengthen their connections with them. Follow us on Facebook to find out what object we post about #onthisday or visit us to find out! For more information on the day, visit the ICOM website.

March

  • The Gangaur festival also falls in March this year. Join us in Jaipur to find out more!
  • Happy Holi! Holi is celebrated at Jaipur over two days. This year, the dates are 1st and 2nd March.

January

  • We celebrated our first major festival for the year, Makar Sankranti, also known by other names across India. Follow us on Facebook to see pictures of the traditional kite-flying event from the roof of the Sarvato Bhadra, and other fun festivities! Other celebrations included the 351st birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singhji, and the Sawai Madhopur Utsav.

 

2017

August

  • Please join us on Monday 21st August 2017 in celebrating Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II’s 107th birth anniversary. We will mark the occasion with a floral tribute at the statue of the late Maharaja at Ram Niwas Bagh at 7 am.
  • On the eve of India’s 70th Independence Day, Siddhant Shah was awarded one of three National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People – Mphasis Universal Design Awards in the Working Professionals category, based on work that he did with us over a year ago, such as our Braille guidebook and tactile aids. You can read more about it and the other awardees here.

July

  • During the week of 24th July, Teej celebrations are in full swing at the City Palace, especially in the Sarvato Bhadra, where visitors can view and touch a special display about the festival. There is also an opportunity to decorate your palms with henna, and to glimpse the traditional Teej procession from the City Palace.

May

  • Our annual Summer Camp for all ages runs from 22nd May – 21st June. Registrations open on 15th May and are on a first-come-first serve basis.
  • The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum will join museums around the world in celebrating International Museum Day, which falls on 18th May. The theme this year is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”, reflecting the fact that objects in museums can sometimes surprise us by revealing a different story of the past than the one we may know. Follow us on Facebook to find out what object we post about #onthisday or visit us to find out! For more information on the day, visit the ICOM website.
  • ‘India Song’ in the May 2017 issue of Vogue Paris featured not only the wonderful interiors of the City Palace, but also Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh, shot by the renowned photographer Mario Testino. You can see the stunning results here.

April

  • The Baradari Restaurant is the Architizer A+Award Popular Choice Winner in the Architecture+Preservation category! You can read more about it here.

March

  • The Gangaur festival also falls in March this year. Join us in Jaipur to find out more!
  • Happy Holi! Holi is celebrated at Jaipur over two days. This year, the dates are 12th and 13th March. We have a special exhibition on the festival at the Sarvato Bhadra with objects you don’t normally see, so we hope you will stop by! Please note that the Museum is closed on 13th March.

February

  • We are delighted to be a venue for the 2017 edition of JaipurPhoto, the open-air travel photography festival that is held every February in Jaipur. This year’s theme is ‘Wanderlust’, exploring how photographers respond to new places during their travels. We hope you managed to catch it, but if not, check back at the same time next year!

January

  • The City Palace and the Museum were at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 with two sessions by our consultant directors. Dr Giles Tillotson chaired a panel on ‘The Camera in Jaipur’ with Rahaab Allana from the Alkazi Collection of Photography (which has a wide-ranging collection of histpric photographs from the subcontinent and wider region), and Sudhir Kasliwal, a long-term resident and photographic chronicler of Jaipur and other places. If you missed it, you can watch it here. Dr Rima Hooja’s hot-off-the-press book ‘Rajasthani Stories Retold’ was released by John Keay. You can watch it here.
  • We celebrated our first major festival for the year, Makar Sankranti, also known by other names across India. Follow us on Facebook to see pictures of the traditional kite-flying event from the roof of the Sarvato Bhadra, and other fun festivities! Other celebrations included the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singhji, and the Sawai Madhopur Utsav.