Life in Miniature

Paintings that tell stories of nature, love, celebration, faith, and power: explore over 1,000 high resolution miniatures using Machine Learning and Augmented Reality

In collaboration with

National Museum - New Delhi
and 24 more collections

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Project a brand new gallery straight into your home

The rainbow of life

Explore over 1,000 Indian miniature paintings in super high resolution

See over 1,000 paintings in one place

Listen to a Painting

Take an audio tour and discover that there's more than meets the eye in miniatures

Can you find the animals?

Zoom right in to find these tiny little objects

What were miniature paintings first made on?
Palm leaf

Spot the matchmaking

Zoom right in and see if you can find the happy couples

Why so small?

Discover more about how this ancient artform got so big

Explore Miniature Paintings By Time

Can you find the musicians?

Zoom right in and see if you can find spot their tiny instruments

Who wrote the Ramayana?

See all of the miniatures in one place

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Spot the weapons

Zoom right in and see if you can find these tiny little objects

The who's who of miniature paintings

Get to know the subjects of royal portraits

A visit to the museum

Take a virtual tour of the Miniature Gallery at the National Museum of India

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The National Museum, New Delhi, as we see it today in the majestic building on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road, is the prime museum in the country. It has a unique collection of Indian miniature painting.

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