Photo Exhibition on Moenjodaro at IVS Gallery

IVS Gallery and Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Karachi
request the pleasure of your company at the inauguration of
Photo-Exhibition, Lecture & Documentary
on Tuesday October 16. 2012 a 5:30 pm till 8:30 pm.
Exhibition will continue till Sat. October 27, 2012 Venue: IVS Gallery. Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. St-33. Block-2. Scheme-5, Clifton. Karachi.
IVS Gallery Timing: 10:30am – 7:00pm (Mon – Sat)

A photo-exhibition of the archaeological site Moenjo Daro will be presented in Karachi. The curator of this exhibition. Prof. Dr. Michael Jansen (M. Arch. PhD in Architecture of the Indus Civilization) joined the Research Project MoenjoDaro as the Project Director of the German Research Society from 1978-87. Since 1987. he has been actively Involved in the work of International Consultative Committee. UNESCO, Mohenjo-Daro and helped to manage excavations at Mohenjo-Daro. Pakistan. Currently he is working as the Advisor for Culture to the Government of Oman. as the Director of the UNESCO Project Otrar. Kazakhstan and as the ICOMOS Coordinator for Afghanistan. His writings include more than 80 national and international publications and four books.
Prof. Dr. Jansen will be present on this occasion and will deliver a lecture about his works.
In addition, a documentary film about Moenjo Daro by German filmmaker Ulrike Becker will be shown at the venue on Thursday 18th Oct. 2012.

A photographic exhibition by Prof Dr Michael Jansen of the historic archaeological site Moenjodaro opened at the Indus Valley School Gallery on Tuesday.

The show is part of the ongoing German cultural weeks.

The large images of the famous archaeological site that adorn the gallery’s walls comprise pictures of the excavated parts as well as those grabs which indicate the kind of lives that the locals in the region lead. One of the most moving images is that of a fisherman. The viewer can see his boat in the background while somewhat bewildered children add colour to the whole scene. Not very far from it is a photograph of two men engaged in a malakhra fight.

Certain sets of pictures are accompanied by nearly a dozen captions. They begin with the title Moenjodaro and the Indus Civilisation, and follow it up with the rediscovery of the site, its forma urbis, its water splendour, and its complex simplicity. Then it moves on to the time when Moenjodaro was faced with the danger of a second death; then arrived the world help, after which came the treatment-to-sustainability phase, and then in 1980 it was declared a Unesco world heritage site.


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