London Varsity Presents Rare Viceregal Lodge Pictures

Shimla: The Heritage building of the Viceregal Lodge, now known as the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), is organizing an exhibition of rare photographs of the rooms and offices of the Viceregal Lodge collected from various sources.

The IIAS plans to add to this collection of rare photographs of the Viceregal Lodge and organize a separate photo exhibition which would be open to general public soon. In this process, the Institute has identified a number of photographs of the Viceregal Lodge which are available in the British Library at London. Out of more than a hundred photographs available with the British Library, the Institute has selected seventeen photographs. The Middlesex University, London had agreed to help the Institute in getting these photographs.

Professor Michael Driscoll, Vice Chancellor of Middlesex University, London would present these photographs to IIAS on 1st September 2010 at 11 a.m. at a small ceremony. These photographs would soon be put on display for the general public.

Besides Middlesex University, the Institute has also received seventeen photographs from The Bowood Estate of Lord Lansdowne who was second Viceroy to occupy the Viceregal Lodge in 1890 after Lord Dufferin. The Bowood Estate is at Calne, Wiltshire, U.K.

Photo Credit: Lalit Kumar

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