Timeline

1979
• Sanskriti Foundation was established and blessed by Acharya Shri Vidyanandji Maharaj, in the presence of Dr. L.M. Singhvi and other eminent people.
• First activity of the Foundation – the creation of the Sanskriti Awards. Shri Morarji Desai, Prime Minister of India, presented the first awards.

1982
• About 5 acres of land were acquired to set up a cultural centre and campus.

1984
• The Museum of Everyday Art was established at Shri O.P. Jain’s residence, C6/53 Safdarjang Development Area and was inaugurated by Smt. Pupul Jayakar in the presence of Dr. Mulk Raj Anand and Shri Jagmohan.
• Publication of Everyday Art of India, a catalogue on the collection of the Museum.

1987
• Allotment of land at C-11 Qutab Institutional Area by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

1989
• Ground-breaking ceremony of Sanskriti Kendra and planting of a Banyan tree by Kumar Gandharva and other friends of Sanskriti followed by a concert.

1990
• Architecture and landscape planning of Sanskriti Kendra was undertaken and construction of buildings started.

1993
• Completion of Sanskriti Kendra.
• Establishment of the Sanskriti Museum of Indian Terracotta along with a workshop on Terracotta by eminent artists such as Bhupen Khakhar and Gulam Muhammad Sheikh, as well as local craftsmen like Neelamani Devi, Khemraj Kumar, etc.
• Commencement of the first Residency Programme for artists and writers.
• The Museum of Everyday Art shifted to Sanskriti Kendra.

1998
• The Sanskriti Institute of Management (SIM) initiative is launched, together with the publication of a nine-volume report on Management of Cultural Institutions in India.

2002
• Completion of building at C-11, Qutab Institutional Area.
• Endowment challenge grant of Rs. 1.25 crores by the Ford Foundation.

2004
• Celebration of 25 years of Sanskriti Foundation with a seminar on Corporate Cultural Responsibility and the publication of Sanskriti, a Handbook, in celebration of 25 years of the Foundation.
• Sanskriti Fellowships instituted for young and creative minds.

2005
• A Ceramic Centre set up in collaboration with the Delhi Blue Pottery Trust .

2009
• Establishment of the Museum of Indian Textiles.

2011
• Publication of Museum of Indian Textiles, a catalogue of the collection of the Museum.

2013
• Setting up of an Enamel Centre in collaboration with the Enamellist Society.
• Construction of a Multi-Purpose Hall and relocation of the Ceramic Centre.

 

2014
• Construction and inauguration of Seminar Hall & Mind Space with a pavilion for meditation for other such
purposes.
2016
• Setting up of a Block Printing Unit.
• Construction of Seminar Hall II

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