The comprehensive collection of Indian art and artifacts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is now displayed in the museum's new Nehru Gallery. The collection comprises 35,000 objects, some dating to 200 B.C.
A representative selection of the collection, drawn from the period 1550 to 1900, is on permanent display and includes paintings, sculpture, textiles and decorative arts. Other work will be changed regularly.
The permanent display focuses first on the establishment of the Mogul dynasty in the 16th century and moves on to show the effect of European colonial rule on Indian art. Indian music will be played and storytelling will take place occasionally in the raised central pavilion.