India’s Kishore Singh is on holiday in Europe which gives him a good idea on how to promote interest in art at home. After all, he observes, Indian tourists are keen to visit Western museums when travelling abroad:
A logical next step would be to invite the top institutions of art to open branches in India. If Abu Dhabi can conceive of the Guggenheim and the Louvre in the sheikhdom, why can’t we have the V&A in New Delhi, the Tate Britain in Mumbai? Not only does it mean that more of their collections will get an airing, it might even provide the impetus for Indians to get into art and antiquity viewing. For now, it is almost impossible to motivate Indians to step inside a gallery or a museum in India, though they appear to have no issues when it comes to signing up for a Monet or a Turner exhibition in London or Paris.