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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Destruction of Historic Gateway at Tarn Tarn

Sri Tarn Tarn Sahib Historic gateway demolished Information was received last night(30/03/2019) that the historic Darshan Deori (gateway) leading to the main Gurdwara or Darbar Sahib at Tarn Tran was demolished by Kar Sewa seminary headed by Baba Jagtar Singh. The town of Tarn Tarn was founded by Guru Arjun Dev where he laid the foundation of the Gurdwara. During the Misl period parts of ...
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The British and the Sikhs: Discovery, Warfare and Friendship

The British and the Sikhs: Discovery, Warfare and Friendship c1700-1900 by Gurinder Singh Mann Forthcoming Helion Press The Sikh Confederacy consisting of military units or Misls rose from the ashes of the crumbling Mughal Empire in the Eighteenth century. As a result, under the leadership of General Baghel Singh they conquered the Red Fort of Delhi in 1783 leading to the Sikh Empire bein...
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Maharani Jindan Kaur-The Queen with the “only manly understanding in the Punjab.”

To  celebrate International Women's day 2019 The Sikh Museum Initiative presents an interesting letter written by Governor General Dalhousie regarding Maharani Jindan Kaur. Annotated and commentary by Sikh scholar Gurinder Singh Mann. Painting, paint on ivory, a miniature portrait of Rani Jindan. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum. Who was Maharani Jindan Kaur? She was regent of the Sikh...
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Jewellery of suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh comes alive

'Queen Victoria still looked after Sophia and made provisions for her to live here in the UK, which shows that she had a bit of a soft spot for her' Historical Sikh jewellery belonging to the goddaughter of Queen Victoria, was brought to life at New Walk Museum last week. A collection of historical Sikh artifacts and jewellery belonging to Princess Sophia were recreated using the latest ...
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BBC coverage of Legacy of Sophia Duleep Singh

BBC coverage of the 'Legacy of Sophia Duleep Singh Event New Walk Museum, Leicester 21st Feb 2019. Featuring the 3d relics of the Sikh Empire. Anglo Sikh Museum will be released in the coming months. The Anglo Sikh Museum is funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
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