Kolkata Museum of Modern Art

Kolkata Museum of Modern Art (KMOMA) is a proposed art museum to be built in New Town, Kolkata.[2]

Kolkata Museum of Modern Art
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Kolkata Museum of Modern Art is located in India
Kolkata Museum of Modern Art
Location within India
Alternative namesKMOMA
General information
LocationNew Town, Greater Kolkata,[1] West Bengal, India
Coordinates22°31′32″N 88°21′59″E / 22.5255°N 88.3665°E / 22.5255; 88.3665Coordinates: 22°31′32″N 88°21′59″E / 22.5255°N 88.3665°E / 22.5255; 88.3665
Governing bodyGovernment of West Bengal
Technical details
Size10-acre plot
Design and construction
ArchitectHerzog & de Meuron
Website
http://kmomamuseum.org/index.html

The KMOMA had been estimated to cost about Rs 500 crore and is set to be built on a 10-acre plot in the nearby township of New Town by the state government, is designed by acclaimed Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, who created the Bird's Nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics.[citation needed][3]

The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee had laid the foundation stone for this project in November 2013.[4][5]

LocationEdit

The KMOMA is located along the Major Arterial Road (part of Biswa Bangla Sarani) in Action Area - II of New Town at 22°35′55″N 88°28′03″E / 22.59861°N 88.46750°E / 22.59861; 88.46750. The park will be surrounded by Akankha on the north, the New Town Eco Park and Kolkata International Convention Center on the south, the upcoming Central Business District and International Financial Hub on the east, and existing human settlement of Jatragachi/Hatiara on the west and south-west.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "North 24 Parganas district".
  2. ^ http://www.thestatesman.net/news/25055-swanky-art-hub-comes-up-in-rajarhat.html
  3. ^ "Asia's first museum of modern Art coming up in Kolkata". The Economic Times. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  4. ^ http://post.jagran.com/mamata-banerjee-lays-foundation-of-kolkata-museum-of-modern-art-1384512918
  5. ^ "Museum of modern art to come up in Kolkata". The Hindu. 15 November 2013. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 February 2019.

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