Architecture

CREATING DIMENSIONS

Dec 10, 2014 |

 

Within the lively part of Patan resides the Patan Museum. The Royal residence turned museum has been one of the major renovations under taken in the valley. An average of a 100 people visits this museum in a day. This number might not seem like a lot but more than half of it being tourist, it adds to the self-sustainability of the museum.

Merging light and darkness to create a new dimension in space, the museum is also known for its display of works. Every single detail is taken in consideration to amplify the effect of the artwork. If you have visited museums in the past, one would normally go in and trail their way from one artefact to another. Taking information from the written tabs and probably forgetting about it later on. But in the Patan Museum even the smallest detail will catch your attention.

Be it the placement of delicate lamps or the niches on the walls, all of it contributes and enhances the display of artifacts.When you first head towards the entrance that leads you through the courtyard, you come across a strikingly small doorway. With a height of mere 135cm, it requires a deep bow of the head when you enter. This can be related to the standard Malla period height but can also be regarded as showing respect for the place you are about to go in.

 


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