Home / Articles posted byadmin

Author: admin

Napoleon Bonaparte to the Duke of Wellington: The sword at the Battle of Ferozeshah

SMI 11: GOLD-HILTED SWORD (GLAIVE)  Date: Before 1800Origin: France-Napolean Bonaparte Presented by the Duke of Wellington to Lt. Col. Sir Henry Hardinge, later Field Marshal 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, in 1817. Worn by him at the Battle of Ferozeshah in 1845. It was said to have belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), the French statesman and military leader  Read t...
Read More

3d museum featured on BBC world service

Sikh history through virtual environments-Take me to VR churchBBC Heart and Soul AIRED ON Fri 20 Mar 2020 at 12:30 UKVisit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct0pcg (UK only) or BBC iplayer to hear the full programme. The Sikhmuseum Initiative was featured on the Global reaching programme Heart and Soul on the BBC World Service which reached millions of people around the world. See our on...
Read More

Rare Sikh Maharajah’s Sword recreated in 3d

SMI 9: Khanda (with pistol) Date: before 1879 Original Location: Patiala, Punjab. Present location: Nottingham Museum Service Museum No: NCM 1879-105 This sword referred to as a Khanda is characterised by a basket hilt and a double-edged blade. Whilst traditionally associated with the Sikhs the Khanda has its origins in Orissa and was adopted by the Rajput’s in Northern India. The pe...
Read More

Sikh Museum Initiative 2019 Review

We had a great 2019 undertaking showcases, research, lectures and ensuring that Sikh history was explored with all age ranges and diverse audiences across the UK. We contributed towards the Alice Hawkins and Votes for Women exhibition at New Walk Museum. Together with a “Legacy of Sophia Duleep Singh” panel discussion with Anisha Johal and Kiran Kaur (University of Derby) and Jaskiran Bhog...
Read More

World’s First Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum (ASVM) Launched

Thursday 8th August 2019New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, UK Thursday 8th August saw the launch of a new ground breaking Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum (ASVM), a revolutionary project bringing to life Sikh relics and artefacts, at New Walk Museum in Leicester UK. The well attended event was hosted by respected community Sikh representative, Daljit Singh Makan, who introduced speeches ...
Read More

Maharaja Ranjit Singh sculpture unveiled at Lahore Fort

Ranjit Singh Statue unveiled at Lahore on 27th June 2019. LAHORE-A life-size sculpture of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was unveiled on June 27 outside the Sikh Gallery at Lahore Fort on the180th death anniversary of Ranjit Singh. The life-size statue of Sikh Punjabi ruler is first of its kind in Pakistan. Ranjit Singh in sculpture is sitting on his favorite Arabic horse named Kahar bahar, wh...
Read More

Virtual Reality showcased at RBS Sikh Network event

18th June 2019 RBS Sikh Network Bishopsgate London The Sikh Museum Initiative Team showcasing at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Sikh Network event “Honouring our Past, Embracing our Future” in London. With over 200 people in attendance, the event was an excellent opportunity to showcase the Sikh Museum’s work and vision. Giving the user an immersive and interactive experience of historical...
Read More

Launch of the Festival of Norfolk and Punjab. 15th June 2019

15th JuneAncient House Museum, Thetford, Norfolk. The launch of the Sophia Duleep Singh Exhibition at Ancient House Museum took place in the morning. The building was owned by the Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, son of Maharajah Duleep Singh who donated it to the town of Thetford. The museum is hosting a pop-up exhibition on the life and importance of the Sophia Duleep Singh and the Suf...
Read More

Sikh Digital Relics and Artefacts Showcase-Birmingham

Birmingham Nagar Kirtan
Sunday 28th April 2019, Handsworth Park, Hinstock Rd, B20 2ET, Birmingham. Over 30,000 turned out to the annual Nagar Kirtan and Vaisakhi Celebrations in Birmingham. The Sikh Museum Initiative was able to showcase their recent work to the visitors to the celebrations. Using touchscreen monitors and a virtual reality setup the crowds got to see Anglo Sikh objects in 3d. We received g...
Read More
Top

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required



Email Format

Sikh Museum Initiative will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:


You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at info@sikhmuseum.org.uk. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.