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Mohatta Palace Museum reopens its door to public after March lockdown

Karachi’s landmark, the Mohatta Palace Museum has reopened its door to the public on Thursday after a lockdown that was imposed in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a press release, the Mohatta Palace Museum is holding A new exhibition, Gaj: Colours of the Rainbow focuses on embroidery, especially on a woman’s blouse.

The exhibition is showcasing over 60 Gaj pieces belonging to several communities. 

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The exhibition, Gaj: Colours of the Rainbow is curated by Nasreen Askari who most notably co-curated the seminal exhibition Colours of the Indus: Costumes and Textiles of Pakistan at the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1997.

On the reopening of the museum, Nasreen Askari said that “We are delighted that the Museum is open to the public with an exhibition that builds on our established history of displaying textiles of antiquity and cultural significance.”

Saman Siddiqui

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