India’s Minister of Culture — supports art in public places

India’s Culture Ministry is considering a registration law that will list public art and heritage relics, monuments apart, in the capital and frame laws to punish offenders who violate heritage laws and desecrate public art.

“People must learn to respect public art. I want to see more installations across the country.” ( Minister Kumari Selja)

The Minister said a major challenge for us is to bring art closer to the people. She said art is not something that can be confined to museums and galleries, nor is it a preserve of the elite. She said the rightful place of art is with public, in public places and in peoples heart. Art must really be so accessible that it becomes a part and parcel of daily life, Kumari Selja added.


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