NEW SOUTH ASIAN GALLERY IN TORONTO – TAASA Review June 2008
Haema Sivanesan C anada’s first gallery of South Asian culture, the Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery, opened at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto earlier this year (February 2008).
Named in honour of the distinguished financier and publisher Sir Christopher Ondaatje, the South Asian gallery consists of nine thematically organised `clusters’ showcasing the wide range of the ROM’s collection.
On display is a diverse selection of sculptures, paintings, textiles and decorative arts spanning the length and breadth of the region. India – in Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu...