Location: Sanskriti Museum housing Museum of Everyday Art, Museum of Indian Terracotta and Textile Museum is located at Anandagram, an artist village complex that is stretched over eight acres while being situated 10km south of New Delhi near Aya Nagar on Mehrauli- Gurgaon road on the outskirts of Delhi.
Founder: O.P. Jain
Foundation Year: 1990
Sanskriti Foundation: A non-profit organization called ‘Sanskriti Foundation’ has been promoting culture and arts in Delhi since the day of its foundation in 1979 whose major and prominent trustees are O.P. Jain, L.M. Singhvi, Dr. A.M Singhvi and Sudarshan Agarwal. Its eminent associates are iconic associations, such as Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Ford Foundation from the corporate sector. This foundation also carry-on artist-in-residence programs, workshops for scholars, artists and craftsmen including running residential studios, a library, an amphitheatre and an art gallery.
‘Sanskriti Awards’ were conferred by the institution in 1979 to the promising upcoming talent in the field of drama, literature, the arts, music, dance, theatre, Journalism and Social/Cultural Achievement.
Museum of ‘Teracotta artifacts’: This branch of museum houses more than 1,500 art pieces made of terracotta, sculptures, idols and figurines sculpted by the dexter hands of tribal areas of India signifying the backdrop of the enriched tribal arts.
Museum of ‘Everyday Arts’: The treasure of artifacts’ collection called ‘Everyday Arts’ represents the creativity and innovative skills flouring in the veins of our people depicting their proximity and love with Indian culture and tradition. The functional household objects, such as toys, nutcrackers, cups, saucers, spoons and home shrines along with articles of worship, are carved into amazing masterpieces of art.
Textile Exhibits: The most bewitching textile masterpieces and the Indian textile heritage in its diversity are available here as ‘Textile Exhibits’. Except Monday and all public holidays, the gates of museums are opened for visitors to pacify their thirst for interacting with Indian culture.