Indian Cartoon Gallery

Museum Address
#1 Midford House, Midford Garden Road, Off M.G.Road.
City
State
Karnataka
Pin Code
560001
Email
cartoonistsindia@gmail.com
Phone Number
Museum website
www.cartoonistsindia.com
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
No
When was the museum established?
2007
Main category
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

The Indian Cartoon Gallery is a one-of-its-kind initiative that was established to encourage the art of cartooning, exhibiting the works of Indian and international cartoonists, and creating an interactive platform for caricaturists across the globe. 

The artworks showcased in the gallery cover a wide spectrum of genres like politics, social and economic issues, pocket, strip, caricature, illustration, comics and doodle. The space for the gallery was acquired with the help of Ashok Kheny (MD of NICE corridor), and this enterprise was backed by personalities like Bal Thackery and Abdul Kalam. 

A brainchild of the Indian Institute of Cartoonists, the gallery has hosted 159 exhibitions till date and has felicitated 15 leading cartoonists from across the country with lifetime achievement awards. A dedicated exhibition area has displayed the works of several famous cartoonists in the country like R.K. Laxman, N.K. Ranganath, Mario Miranda and Maya Kamath, to name a few. The gallery also houses a 75-seater conference hall for conducting workshops, seminars and lectures on the art of cartooning for amateur artists. 

The gallery also holds an annual political cartoon competition in honour of Maya Kamath. The in-house library is a resourceful centre for anyone seeking knowledge on cartooning, and has around 2,000 books, writings and rare collections in English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Gujarati. The collection includes donations from world-famous artists like Fredrick Joss, William Hogarth, Max Beerbohm, Mario Miranda and Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana. The ICG has also digitised around 700 books on cartooning in association with the IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts).

Photography
No
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
Yes
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
No
Library and archives services
Yes
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
Yes
Museum membership
Yes
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Non-profit Organization
Email
narendravg13@gmail.com
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
First Name
V G Narendra (Managing Trustee)
Mobile no.
Reference Link
http://cartoonistsindia.com/htm/gallery.htm https://www.inditales.com/indian-cartoon-gallery-bangalore/ https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/opinion/others/the-draw-is-in-the-drawings/articleshow/67546386.cms http://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/363-india
What is the average duration to see the museum?
1-2 hours
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
Image for museum exterior/building
The gallery is housed in the basement of this contemporary building.
Gallery Images
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Name of the artist
B.V. Panduranga Rao
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Name of the artist
B.V. Panduranga Rao
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Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Getting there
The gallery is located close to Mahatma Gandhi (M.G.) road, which is the central business district of the city. Local transport such as city buses, auto rickshaws, taxis/cabs and metro trains are easily available in and around the area from different parts of the city. The gallery is less than 500m from the Trinity metro station and Trinity circle bus stop and is easily walkable from both these ponts.
Opening Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
06:00 p.m.
Other Information
None