The mission of the Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center Foundation is to inspire people to learn about South Asia's rich culture and history and to encourage exploration of diversity. This mission will be achieved through the development of innovative galleries, classes, and programs, and through collaboration with local communities, students, educators, artists, and scholars.
The galleries will explore intersections of the contemporary and the historical in art, culture, religious practice, mathematics, science, and political thought.
The learning center will engage South Asia's past, present, and future through classes, lecture series, seminars, performing arts, film screenings, and hands-on activities.
A comprehensive web resource on South Asia with a virtual museum is currently in development. It will incorporate dynamic features such as interactive maps and timelines, games, virtual tours of monuments, online exhibitions, and educational resources.
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.
Location and Facility
The Shraman Foundation has acquired a 4.7-acre lot at 1100 McKinney Avenue in Dallas, Texas, as the site for the facility. The lot will provide a public green space for the downtown area and the building will blend South Asian and contemporary features.