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Artefacts to grace G-20 corridor

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: TH

 

 Context: The G-20 summit will feature a special Culture Corridor exhibition that showcases objects of cultural significance from various countries.

  • Some of the physical items on display include a copy of the Magna Carta from the UK, a bronze statue of Belvedere Apollo from Italy, and an 18th-century Fahua-lidded jar from China. India’s contribution is Panini’s Ashtadhyayi, an ancient text.
  • Notable digital contributions include France’s Mona Lisa, Germany’s Gutenberg’s Bible, and Mexico’s statue of the deity ‘Coatlicue’. This exhibition aims to celebrate the shared heritage of the G-20 nations and invitees, representing a “museum in the making.”

The Culture Corridor-G-20 Digital Museum will be unveiled at the G-20 Leaders’ Summit venue, ‘Bharat Mandapam,’.