The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museumis located within the City Palace complex, Jaipur and houses a diverse collection of paintings, photographs, artefacts, and arms and armour. The museum was instituted by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II in 1959 and spreads across various sections of the palace complex. The display includes textiles and costumes, arms and weapons, painting and decorative arts in separate galleries.
The Museum hold occasional exhibitions, publishes catalogues, monographs, portfolios and arranges occasional lectures.
Source:Directory of Cultural Organizations in India
Contributed by Aditya, CEE Ahmedabad
Malkha, based in Hyderabad, aims to combine thousands of years of Indian expertise in weaving cotton with modern Indian engineering skills. Malkha fabrics are woven by skilled weaver families on handlooms in Indian villages from cotton grown by smallholder farmer families. The speciality of Malkha fabric is that it is pure cotton cloth made directly from raw cotton in the village close to cotton fields.
MAPIN Publishing is reputed for publishing high quality illustrated books on art and culture of India and rest of South Asia. Their publishing programme covers a broad spectrum: fine arts, architecture, archaeology, crafts, design, exhibition catalogues, museum collections, performing arts, photography and more. To accomplish all this MAPIN works closely with authors, university, museums and centre of performing arts and institutions in India and abroad. Many of their books have antique value.
The Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) is an international charitable organization set up for the spiritual and material upliftment of humankind irrespective of caste or religion. It was formally founded by the spiritual leader and humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi in 1981 with its headquarters in Paryakadavu in Kerala. While MAM conducts extensive charitable work including disaster relief, healthcare for the poor and environmental programmes, one of the main aims of the organisation is preservation of Indian culture.