Saturday, 1 December 2018

When history meets Technology part 2- Mapping the online Sikh Museum

When history meets Technology part 2
Mapping the online Sikh Museum
" An amazing eye opener. Thank You" " Really interesting.Learnt alot"

1st December 2018
Nishkam Centre

On Saturday 1st December at the Nishkam Centre, Birmingham we led the second session on educating the public on new technologies.

Head of the SMI, Gurinder Singh Mann introduced the session and explained that Sikh heritage needed better preservation and 3d technologies was one way of doing this. As a result of witnessing how heritage had been destroyed across the world, the SMI showcased technological innovations at the Anglo Sikh Wars exhibition in 2018.

Taran3D delivered the session and covered a number of breakthroughs including 3d printing, augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. Giving examples of how these methods are changing the world, Taran went through different projects like creating creating the Breastplate of Guru Gobind Singh, through to recreating the Kohinoor diamond. Different types of programs which can aid users in learning about technologies were discussed.
A demo was given of what the Anglo Sikh Virtual museum will look like through a virtual reality headset and the participants got to see where the SMI is taking this project.
This was followed by a Q and A where the participants gave feedback on the project and what kind of objects the SMI should model for their Virtual Museum. Further advanced sessions will follow in 2019.

The Anglo Sikh Virtual Website will be launched soon. The online Sikh Museum is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Sophia Duleep Singh event at Parliament

Essex Cultural Diversity Project  Celebrating the life and achievements of Sophia Duleep Singh
Tuesday 27th November 2018

House of Commons,
Parliament Square, London
Essex Cultural Diversity Project organised a special Assembly celebrating the life and achievements of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh: Suffragette and women’s rights campaigner.The Event was facilitated by Sikh Historian Peter Bance and chaired by Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP

Friday, 23 November 2018

Remembering Guru Nanak-From darkness unto light

Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539), who founded the Sikh faith, dedicated his life to spreading the word of God. Fighting ritualism, orthodoxy and bigotry, he established a religion whose followers span the world. His teachings, emphasising the virtues of equality, brotherhood and charity, continue to be relevant in a conflict-ridden world. The Tribune launches the year-long celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of the great religious leader.

My article written for Tribune India can be seen below. Published on 23 November 2018.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

When history meets Technology-Mapping the online Sikh Museum

When history meets Technology-Mapping the online Sikh Museum

” very useful and Informative session”

” very good and insightful talk”

Saturday 17th November
Newarke Houses Museum

Friday, 26 October 2018

Sophia Duleep Singh featured in new Suffragette Exhibition

Leicester City Council Staff (Museums/Events Teams) and Leicester City Councillors and the SMI.

Alice Hawkins and the Votes For Women exhibition
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Suffragette Relay Flag and the Story of Sophia Duleep Singh

23rd October 2018
Great turn out at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, Leicester where people came to hear more about the 100th anniversary of the Votes for Women. The Suffragette Flag which has toured throughout the UK reached the Sikh temple today.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Final day Sikh Conference Badhi Kalan

3 day conference on Sikh institutions, Sikh scriptures and Sikh sampradayas concluded on 23rd September 2018.

Big congregation of Nirmalas, Udasis, sewapanthis, Nihang Singhs and traditional orders of the Sikh panth.Head granthis from Gurdwaras across India as well as Jathedars from the Takht Sahibs.

Presenting my book Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Q and A to Giani Iqbal Singh Takht Patna Sahib

Friday, 21 September 2018

Sri Dasam Granth Sahib in relation to Shastars

Lecture on Sri Dasam Granth Sahib in relation to Shastars
Day 1 Sikh Conference at Badhni Kalan.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Sikh Relics and artefacts in the UK lecture in Delhi

Sikh Relics and artefacts in the UK lecture
18th September 2018
Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum Coverage: Times of India

Sikh History at a Touching distance- Times of India

Interview with Gurinder Singh Mann, Head of the Sikh Museum Initiative.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Sikh Relics and artefacts-Thetford and Punjab Festival

Sikh Relics and Artefacts:From the past to the technological future
Saturday 7th July 2018
Guildhall, Thetford

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Friday, 11 May 2018

Visionary Sikh Art exhibition launches in Leicester

(R-L) Jasbir Mann(Falcon's Primary School, Councillor Vijay Riyait, Kartar Singh(SMI), Gurinder Singh Mann(SMI), Councillor Manjula Sood, Kerry Grey(LASALS), Raj Mann(SMI), Jasmohan Obhi (SMI)

The Contemporary Sikh Art exhibition was launched in the heart of Leicester on 11th May, initiated by the Sikh Museum Initiative and Art Sikh. The exhibition was opened by Assistant City Mayor-Councillor Manjula Sood.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

World’s first Online Sikh Museum project launches at new exhibition

  • Sikh Museum Initiative given funding for an online museum
  • Objects will be 3d modelled from public and private collections
  • People will be trained up in digital skills
  • The objects will be seen using virtual reality googles

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Exhibition award given to Sikh scholar Gurinder Singh Mann

Exhibition award featured in the Leicester Mercury
Leicester Mercury coverage of the award given to Gurinder Singh Mann and the Sikh Museum Initiative for the Anglo Sikh Wars exhibition of 2017. Published on April 7th 2018.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Getting back Kohinoor not easy: Says Gurinder Singh Mann

Gurinder Singh's Mann was asked about the kohinoor as part of his lecture on Sikh Relics and Artefacts at Khalsa College, Amritsar. Covered in Tribune India 29th March 2018.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Sophia Duleep Singh: The Princess and Suffragette who stamped her authority in the UK

Sophia Duleep Singh stamped her authority in more ways than one and in 2018 she is being remembered in a fitting way with the release of a stamp by the Royal Mail in the UK on 15th February 2018.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

BBC Radio Leicester Interview on the Anglo Sikh Wars project

Interview with Gurinder Singh Mann on the success of the Anglo Sikh Wars project and his appearance on Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip.

Jo Haywood from BBC radio Leicester undertook the interview on 13/12/2017.