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A welcome news for the metaverse admirers. Pune’s pride, the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, is the first museum in the country which will be made available to visitors in the metaverse.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 13, 2023 12:56 IST

By Jasmine Anand:

A piece of good news for metaverse lovers! Pune’s Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is now on the metaverse. Recently, BharatVerse, India’s first metaverse platform, entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the museum. With this alliance, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum became the first Indian museum to opt for the metaverse route.

BharatVerse will oversee RKDM’s metaverse experience in terms of design, development, and feature enhancement. People will be able to access the museum’s metaverse experience through head-mounted devices, mobile phones, web browsers, etc.

To begin with, the existing 3D virtual tour of the museum created with the help of Dr Shreekant Kelkar, a renowned ophthalmologist, will be hosted on the BharatVerse platform.

In the words of Rohit Srivastava, BharatVerse’s founder-director, ‘BharatVerse is an attempt to bring our glorious Bharat onto the metaverse. In simple words, we envision BharatVerse as a collaboratively built virtual Bharat where every square metre of the real Bharat can be showcased as it exists. We are building the platform on the three-pronged principles of collaboration, creativity, and contribution. The RDKM certainly deserves the use of the metaverse platform to reach both masses and classes worldwide.’

Get to know Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Pune’s Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, popularly known as RDKM, is a rare anthology of Indian artifacts which is engaged in the preservation and presentation of India’s multifaceted cultural heritage. The museum showcases India’s cultural heritage and the talent of Indian craftsmen through its collection of everyday art and craft.

The Museum contains a variety of everyday artifacts, like lamps, palanquins, hookahs, miniature paintings, carved woodwork, musical instruments, arms and armours, ancient dwellings, and heaps more. Moreover, the Mastani Mahal rebuilt in the premises of this museum depicts the story of love between Bajirao Peshwa I and Mastani.


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