The Humayun’s Tomb Interpretation Center focuses on bringing alive the seven centuries of pluralistic cultural traditions, art and architectural history of the Nizamuddin area in a meaningful, elegant yet entertaining manner that will appeal to a cross section of visitors, from school children to international tourists. With an integrated education, outreach and a heritage volunteership programme, the Centre will serve as the first point of visit for tourists interested in visiting Mughal India’s prominent monuments, including the Taj Mahal, which was built after – and inspired by – Humayun’s Tomb.
Live demonstration of building crafts such as stonework, tile work, use of incised plaster work, as well as other prominent Mughal crafts such as metalwork, textiles and painting for manuscripts, will be a permanent activity. The use of these crafts in construction as well as in the display of contemporary products will demonstrate the continued impact and potential of these traditions.
Temporary gallery space will allow exhibitions of associated themes to be regularly on show. The Centre will promote an understanding of the cultural and aesthetic practices that flourished during the Mughal era, and to create a contemporary experience worthy of a 21st century addition to this extraordinary World Heritage Site.