The G20 Digital Museum, which will have at least one notable relic or its digital duplicate representing each of the member countries and the nine visiting countries, is being planned by the Center in advance of the upcoming G20 summit. According to sources who were quoted by PTI, India, which is currently in the role of chair of the important grouping, has envisioned the museum. According to the sources, the project is anticipated to be revealed during the Leaders Summit on September 9 and 10.
According to the sources, the unique physical museum would likely include digital reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, a masterpiece from the 16th century that is displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Additionally, the well-known oil painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, which is housed in a museum in the Netherlands, is also probably going to be added.
The sources further stated that the novel phydital museum is expected to include digital reproductions of the Mona Lisa, a masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci created in the 16th century and shown at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Also likely to be included is the famous oil painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, which is housed in a Dutch museum.
An idea of having a museum with both physical and digital components is known as a “phygital” museum.
Delegates were mesmerized by the performance of a unique G20 orchestra during the just finished G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Varanasi, which featured a performance titled “Sur Vasudha.”
In addition to the nearby main Summit event, the Culture Ministry is also working on a number of subsidiary G20 initiatives, such as a “G20 Digital Museum – Culture Corridor” and a “G20 Anthology of Poems – Under the Same Sky.”
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September 9 is the scheduled start date for the G20 Summit in Delhi. Representatives from member countries as well as guest states will attend the two-day summit. The 18th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit, which will take place in Delhi, will be the culmination of all G20 procedures and gatherings of ministers, senior officials, and representatives of civil societies throughout the year.
So, at the G20, we have asked these 28 nations if they may contribute at least one artifact or antique that exemplifies their respective cultures. The official had remarked, “And, if it cannot be shared, at least a digital replica can be provided, which can be showcased in the ‘digital corridor’ where the cultural diversity of the world can be portrayed.
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What is the G20?
The G20, or Group of 20, is an intergovernmental organization that brings together the largest industrialized and developing economies of the globe. The multinational organization’s alternating presidency is presently held by India.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, UK, US, and the European Union (EU) are all members of the G20.
“We are also seeking poems from G20 member nations as part of the G20 Anthology of Poems project,” the official had said as quoted by PTI.
Another official source stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Virasat Bhi, Vikas Bhi’ was “showcased wonderfully” during the G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting and other gatherings. In his video presentation at the G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting, Modi had stated that “heritage is a vital asset for economic growth and diversification” and added that India’s motto is “Virasat Bhi, Vikas Bhi.”
At the conclusion of the meeting on August 26, a ministerial Outcome Document and Chair’s Summary titled “Kashi Culture Pathway” was released.
Sources claim that the “Global South,” which was not referenced in any of the materials that had previously been made public or in any of the meetings that had been held, was included in the “Kashi Culture Pathway.” The project, which will likely be unveiled during the Leaders Summit in September and contain at least one significant item or its digital counterpart from each of the member countries and the nine guest countries, was envisioned by India, the important organization’s chair.