Hitting the Museums

I relented while waiting for my train to Bangalore and hit the State Museum, Science Center and the Museum of Modern Art.

One thing sad I've noticed is the lack of lighting of exhibits in general, in the museums I've been to so far in Andra Pradesh, with the exception of the Museum of Modern Art, shrouding everything with dull and gloom, and hiding rich details and nuances.

I am wondering if its a consequence of poor maintenance resulting in faulty/ non-existent lighting, or a cost saving measure.

I am also in awe that one of the most important exhibitions in the Science Center - the Dwarka archeological section, has maps and directions all scrawled by hand with felt tip markers! Surely such an exhibit deserves a little more?

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