New Delhi, Sep 15: Government today clarified that the 'Cancer Series' collection of ceiling-to-floor murals painted by renowned Madhubani artist the late Ganga Devi is intact and will be restored once the renovation work at the National Crafts Museum is completed.
The clarification came in the wake of media reports that Devi's collection of wall paintings had been demolished as part of a new modernisation plan for the Museum.
"It is clarified that an excellent collection of works including 'Cancer Series', by the late artist Ganga Devi is well conserved in the Museum Collection.
It will be given its due place in the Museum Galleries once the rejuvenation work is completed," the Textile Ministry stated.
It further pointed out that the "Government is fully committed to conserve the original concept of the National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum and to preserve the exhibits and artworks to the maximum extent possible".
The National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum was set up in the year 1956 and was moved to present premises in year 1979-1980.
Keeping in view the need for upkeep and maintenance of the structures, Rejuvenation Project was planned in the year 2010.