The Salar Jung Museum is the pride of Hyderabad city. In 1961, it was settled that Salar Jung Museum and its library be made as an Institution of National Importance by an Act of Parliament. The administration then was handed over to an Autonomous Board with the Governor of Andhra Pradesh as its Chairman. While the Salar Jung has exclusive paintings collections, the artefacts that you get to see in the museum represents the rich craftsmanship and traditions from all across the world for centuries. Be it the finely woven textiles from the Middle East, the brightly carved jade carvings from Indian rulers, furniture and glass from Europe and ceramics from Sino-Japan, the Salar Jung Museum is a masterly effort from one of the country’s greatest art lovers ever
As a photographer, we’re always looking to find new inspiration and beautiful scenery that speaks to the soul. I was in India, Hyderabad judging in the Indian Photography Festival, during my visit here I was captured by the culture and the scenery and took the opportunity to explore and experience the local culture. Asli Hyderabad hosted me and I got to experience the best hospitality, food and culture the city has to offer. India has some of the best traditions and colourful cultures known to man.
– Nick UT (Vietnam War Photographer)