Enjoy Some Indian Culture at the V&A Museum

Posted on 21st July 2015

For those of you who enjoy Indian history or appreciate excellent photography then London is the perfect location to discover Indian culture, such as the Captain Linnaeus Tripe exhibition at the V&A Museum this summer.

Discover 19th Century India

The V&A Museum currently has a fascinating exhibition on the stunning views of India and Burma called 'Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860'. This exhibition is open until 11th October and is free to enter – it's a captivating exhibition of the pioneering 19th century British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe, featuring over 60 of his most breathtaking views of Indian and Burmese landscape and architecture.

Due to photography becoming a upcoming medium during the 19th century, Tripe explored the possibilities of this new concept, showcasing and documenting archaeological sites, monuments and landscapes which were rarely seen in the west.

The exhibition has been organised by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in association with the V&A Museum. It is also part of the Victoria and Albert India Festival, marking the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Museum's Nehru Gallery which displays some of the most important objects from the V&A's South Asian art collection produced between the 16th and 19th centuries.

To find out more about these exhibitions, visit the Victoria and Albert Museum's website.

Seeing as you've already made the trip out into the big smoke, you will no doubt want to grab some lunch or dinner. If this is the case, Chakra is a mere 8 minutes on the tube (South Kensington to Notting Hill Gate via the circle line) from the V&A Museum, so why not carry on your Indian experience with an authentic Indian meal at Chakra! If you don't fancy taking the tube (believe it or not, we do have sunny days) and would like to walk to our restaurant, simply follow this map. By walking to Chakra from South Kensignton you get to enjoy the beautiful views of Kensington Gardens! You can find out more about this stunning park in our blog post here.

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