The purpose of the Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center Foundation is to collect, preserve, display, interpret and facilitate the study and discussion of South Asian culture and history.
The mission will be fulfilled through the creation of a museum, learning center, and library, and through ongoing collaboration with members of academic, artistic, and cultural communities.
MuseumThe museum will display works of art from the ancient to the modern periods, and from various regions across South Asia. It will also feature interactive cultural and historical exhibits employing the latest technology to explore South Asian events, concepts, and practices.
The learning center will provide the venue for public programs, lecture series, classes, seminars, and film screenings.
The library will be home to a comprehensive collection of texts, including rare books and manuscripts, related to South Asian culture, art, religion, and language. An online library will expand the textual holdings and provide access to digitized manuscripts.
The Kevala-jnana virtual museum will harness the most current and sophisticated web technologies to provide access to high resolution images of paintings, sculpture, architecture, artifacts, folios, and complete manuscripts. The virtual museum will also host online exhibitions that will engage these images in dynamic ways.
Shraman Foundation - Plans for Construction
The Shraman Foundation has acquired a lot at 1100 Mckinney Avenue in Downtown Dallas, TX as the site for our museum and cultural center. The vision for the building is to blend South Asian and contemporary features to accompany the surrounding architectural landscape.