Indian Music Experience

The Indian Music Experience Museum (IME) is India’s first interactive music museum. Located in JP Nagar, Bengaluru, the IME is a non-profit initiative supported by the Brigade Group. The vision of the IME is to introduce the youth to the diversity of Indian music and to preserve India’s rich musical heritage. The IME comprises hi-tech multimedia Exhibit Galleries, a Sound Garden, a Learning Centre for music education, and several performance spaces. Since opening in 2019, the IME has had over 45,000 visitors in-person and many thousands more online.

The IME’s work spans across Exhibition, Conservation, Audience Development, Education and Community Outreach. Besides museum visits, the IME hosts a wide variety of public programs, both in-person and online. In 2020, the IME presented an important exhibition “Ravi Shankar@100: India’s Global Musician” to commemorate the centennial of the sitar maestro. The IME’s online activities include regular events, online exhibits on the Google Arts and Culture platform, regular online classes in various genres of music, and the curation of, a digital archive on violin maestro Mysore T. Chowdiah. The IME is an institutional affiliate of the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. The IME’s community outreach projects include its flagship "Project Svaritha," which engages children from socially disadvantaged and neurodivergent backgrounds, as well as #YuvaInCulture that engages the youth in leadership, creative work, and internships at the museum.

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