if i could rename the goa state museum, I would call it
the museum of unidentified saints and wooden pillars.
there were so many unidentified saints, i wished
some goan priests would visit the museum
and help them identify some…
the “history of printing in goa” gallery
housed dusty printing machines and the process camera too
-prized pieces but not your center piece.
it was all huddled in a hall hoping to speak of our printing history
the museum had a lot of treasures
but more could be done perhaps
the photography gallery had
a picture of a child lifting stones
and it was captioned “child labor”
there was a picture of some waterfall
and it was captioned “waterfall”
but i am glad i visited this museum
and could rename it,
even if it is only for this blog post.
’twas an exhibition presenting histories of goa
through sculptures, installations, paintings and multimedia…