To share the joy with everyone, especially to offer the younger generation a glimpse into the country’s rich culture and heritage, Ajit Gadgil founder of P N Gadgil & Sons has decided to put his all art collection together and set up the Zapurza Museum of Art and Culture. Zapurza is an art initiative by P N Gadgil & Sons, a leading jewellery brand with 190 years of legacy. It is a ‘not for profit’ organization set up with a purpose of promoting and conserving Indian arts & art forms; and to reach out to the society, especially the children.
It aims at promoting a sense of aesthetics in young minds by introducing various arts & culture of this country. Purpose of Zapurza is to use “museum as a learning resource” for all ages. We believe that Art is an integral part of human life and it enriches the lives of people through understanding & appreciating various arts & the cultural fabric. The name “Zapurza” is inspired by a poem of the same title by Keshavsut, a Marathi poet. It broadly means, ‘A creative state of mind.’ When one is filled with joy of creation and where the worldly worries and concerns are left behind.
Zapurza museum for art and culture is a platform for all kinds of arts and culture. The campus is spread over seven acres of land on the banks of scenic Khadakwasla Dam, Pune. Zapurza houses 10 galleries/ display spaces, along with workshop/activity areas. It has a fully fledged auditorium with 200 seating capacity and an amphitheatre with 600 seats. It also has a merchandise store & serves authentic vegetarian Maharashtrian delicacies. Zapurza has its own activities and shows, with arts & artefacts on permanent display and it also welcomes artists to use the in-house facilities.