The National Museum Institute also runs short-term courses, as follows :
a. Art Appreciation (covers Indian as well as global art)
b. Bhartiya Kalanidhi (Hindi medium – covers Indian Art)
These short-term courses encourage students to know & appreciate Indian Art & global art i.e. sculptures, paintings, architecture, decorative art, tribal art, western art/ painting, Chinese /Japanese / South-East Asian art, etc. These courses make the students understand that no criteria could be uniformally applied in order to appreciate and assess varying types of works of art. In other words for appreciation of different types of art, different criteria need to be explored and evolved.
Notification for admissions are advertised every year in newspapers as well as on our website (www.nmi.gov.in). Candidates are supposed to submit a brief note mentioning their credentials and interest to do the courses, on the basis of which they will be admitted.
The teaching programme consists of 18 illustrated lectures for each of the above-mentioned course, which are generaly held as per following schedule:
Art Appreciation 05.00 pm to 07.00 pm on every Thursday
Bhartiya Kalanidhi 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on every Friday
Venue: Auditorium, National Museum and Conference Room, National Museum Institute, Janpath, New Delhi
Students are supposed to submit their assignments, as per the question papers provided during the course, within 15 days from the last lecture of the above courses. After the evaluation of the assignments, those students will be awarded certificates who obtain at least 50% marks (50 out of 100).