The Indian Vice President and Chairman of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) launched the first SCO online shared Buddhist heritage exhibition in 2020. The online international exhibition was launched during the 19th meeting of the SCO Heads of Government Council on November 30, 2020.
♦ The SCO online international exhibition is developed and curated by the National Museum of New Delhi.
♦ The member states of the SCO have also cooperated to develop exhibitions.
♦ The exhibition showcased the most advanced technologies, including 3D scanning, webGL platform, innovative curation, virtual space utilization and narrative methods.
♦ The exhibition can be viewed at https://nmvirtual.in/ for Global viewing.
♦ The Buddhist philosophy and art of Central Asia connect the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries with each other. This online international exhibition provides visitors with an excellent opportunity to visit, appreciate and compare Buddhist artefacts from SCO countries on a platform and comfortably at home.
The participating institutions are:
– National Museum (New Delhi)
– Indian Museum (Kolkata)
– National Museum of Kazakhstan
– Dun Huang Academy (China)
– National Historical Museum of the Kyrgyz Republic
– Museums of Pakistan
– State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow (Russia)
– National Museum of Antiquities, Tajikistan
– Renowned archaeological sites of Uzbekistan.