VAICA 2 has received full financial support from the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation of the Bajaj Group Trusts. It will be presented by the Bhau Daji Lad Museum in association with Comet Media Foundation.
An introduction to our supporters
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum first opened to the public in 1857 and is Mumbai’s oldest museum. It is the erstwhile Victoria and Albert Museum, Bombay, which showcases the city’s art and culture through a rare collection of fine and decorative arts that highlight early Modern Art practices as well as the craftsmanship of various communities of the Bombay Presidency. After several years of neglect, the Museum building and collections underwent a comprehensive, UNESCO-Award winning restoration from 2003 to 2008, spearheaded by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Mumbai chapter, supported by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation.
The Museum re-opened in 2008 with a strong focus on contemporary art and culture through its extensive exhibition and outreach programs. The Museum has exhibited contemporary creative practices in design, crafts and textiles, architecture and urbanism, as well as film and video art. The Museum has successfully collaborated with international museums and institutions to showcase both traditional and contemporary practices and exhibitions.
In association with
Comet Media Foundation
Comet media foundation is an acronym of the expression Centre of Open media for education and transformation. Founded in 1992, it works towards fostering education, social change and sustainability. Towards this end, the organisation undertakes activities that build curiosity, invite questions and open out discussions through innovative cultural experiments
Our Sole Sponsors
For several decades now, Bajaj group has been contributing, directly or indirectly for various programs like Rural & Economic Development, the application of Science & Technology for Rural Development, Formal & Non Formal education, Healthcare and Community Welfare, Women & Child Development, Supporting Arts, Culture, Heritage & Sports, Awarding & Honouring people who have aligned themselves for community development based on Gandhian Values.
Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation
The Group Founder, Late Shri Jamnalalji Bajaj, a visionary and philanthropist, and one of the patriarchs of Freedom struggle popularly known as the 5th son of Mahatma Gandhi, espoused the Trusteeship concept of management and took the unprecedented step of using business to serve the society.