The long pending Aviation gallery and Art gallery works were kicked off today by MLA Abhay Patil at Vaccine Depot. This is part of the smart city project.
For the first time in Karnataka, the Civil Aviation Gallery in Belagavi, and a very different art gallery, will become tourists attractions in the city, Mr.Patil said.
The cost of civil aviation gallery is 8 Crores while the Art gallery would cost around 6 crores.
The objective of the Project is to develop the Aviation Gallery as a central information repository from where tourists and visitors from world over are able to experience and celebrate mankind’s pursuit of flight, spirit of invention, innovation, and discovery. Learn the evolution of Aircrafts, beginnings of flight and the inception of its science. The Aviation Gallery development is envisaged to boost the tourist foot fall at a regional level.
The objective of the project is to-
To celebrate mankind’s pursuit of flight, spirit of invention, innovation, and discovery.
• To give the visitor an overview of the Aviation Industry.
• To educate young minds on the beginnings of flight and the inception of its science.
• To elucidate upon the evolution of Aircrafts.
• To become one of Belagavi magnetic tourist attraction as a city at the forefront of scientific thought leadership and education.
Zoning of the gallery to focus on the following: –
ZONE 1: TIMELINE AND LISTS OF FIRSTS
This zone must welcome patrons with a brief timeline of aviation showcasing the evolution of flight, watershed events and inventions that propelled the aviation industry with canvas prints as the main medium.
ZONE 2: AVIATION ORIGINS
This zone must focus on understanding the biology of birds and the way it helped development of aircrafts like Ornithopters, Gliders, etc., with an Interactive exhibit with gesture sensors and a LED panel with a customized program as the main highlight.
ZONE 3: ANCIENT AVIATION
This zone must tell the story of the myths, legends on the science of flying across civilizations like China, India, Egypt and Greece (with rare drawing of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vimānika Shastra, etc.) with the help of vinyl graphics and canvas prints.
ZONE 4: INTERACTIVE ZONES
This area must be designed to give a simulated experience of flying like a bird to flying an airplane over virtual terrain by interactive technology and simulators. This zone must feature a central aisle with suspended models showing the evolution of aircrafts. The models must give an overview of the evolution of Aircraft throughout history with the replicas of Bats, White Stork, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Ornithopter, LZ – 127 GrafZeppelin, Lilienthal Glider, Voisin 1907 Biplane, Wright Flyer 2, Cornu’s Helicopter, German Etrich Taube Monoplane, Messerschmitt Me 262, de Havilland Comet (D. H. Comet) and Concorde G-BOAB (Alpha Bravo).
ZONE 5: LIGHTER THAN AIR AIRCRAFTS
This zone must highlight the invention of hot air balloons which later became a raging sport in Europe, steerable airships, and attempts in designing powered flight which were often risky endeavors leading to crashes and deaths, with the help of vinyl graphics and suspended models.
ZONE 6: HEAVIER THAN AIR AIRCRAFTS
This zone must showcase the invention of manned flights, fully controlled and safe landing biplanes. 19th century saw enormous developments due to the advent of industrial revolution. Heavier than air aircrafts and the use of engine was devised. This area must feature vinyl prints along with objects, tools, replicas of actual objects used, uniforms, etc. encased in a wooden cabinet.
ZONE 7: WAR TECHNOLOGY
This area must focus on the great advancement of aircraft technology with in-built weapons, development of radar systems and air combat tactics, with the help of vinyl prints along with objects, tools, replicas of actual objects used, uniforms, etc. encased in a metal cabinet.
ZONE 8: INDIAN WAR TECHNOLOGY
This area must highlight the establishment of the Indian Air Force as an auxiliary of British Royal Air Force in 1932 and its instrumental role in during World War 2. Hindustan Aircraft Limited HAL an Indian state-owned aerospace and Defense Company that manufactures aircrafts (though many Indian Air force aircrafts have been imported HAL played a crucial role in modernization of the IAF). This story must be told on vinyl graphics and panels.
ZONE 9: MINIATURE AIRPORT
This must be the highlight of the Aviation Gallery and must be a working model of an airport downsized to give an understanding of its functioning and movement. This zone must feature a diorama with highly detailed miniature structures, landscaping & trompe-l’oeil, programmed ambient lighting and signaling system.
ZONE 10: COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT
This area must focus on a brief introduction to Boeing and other commercial aircrafts, through vinyl graphics and panels.
ZONE 11: 21ST CENTURY
This area must highlight the advancements within the aircrafts due to digitization, the nnovation brought with supersonic jets, unmanned aircrafts, solar powered jets and drones, and how the aircraft industry inadvertently contributes to air congestion and pollution, etc., with the help of objects, tools, replicas of actual objects used, etc. encased in a metal cabinet.
A brief about the idea behind the Miniature Airport
We have all noticed the excitement of a kid when he or she spots a plane up in the sky or the sheer delight with which they look out of the big airport glass windows spotting takeoffs and landings. Their inquisitive minds are super charged from the moment they step into an airport. Be it the ATC tower, or the curious looking vehicles, equipment and machinery, the moving aerobridges attaching itself to the airplane door, the catering container being lifted, the conveyor belts loading/unloading cargo, the peculiar gestures of the ground staff signaling and
guiding the planes at the apron area and many more such activities and objects in and around the airport inspires curiosity, admiration, awe, fantasy, and aspiration. It is not just appealing to the children but the child in every one of us probably even that of a jetsetter frequent flyer. That is the magic of an airport. To recreate an airport in 1:100 scale is no doubt challenging in many ways, but the biggest challenge is to be able to recreate this magic and evoking the same curiosity, excitement, inquisitiveness, awe, and admiration among the visitors.
A 15-20 min show highlighting all the elements and activities of an airport in a hyper realistic miniature diorama.
The miniature diorama of the airport will be designed and modeled as per the requirement of the Client.
• Airport Terminal building
• ATC tower
• Apron area
• Fire station
• Fuel depot
• Leveled Landscape
• Backdrop painting
• 15-18 planes – With programmed 3 take offs and 3 landings. 10-12 more stationary planes around the apron area and hangers will have ground activities around the aircraft with background props.
• 15-20 cars
• 15-20 buses
• 2-3 fire trucks
• 5-6 cargo trailers
• 200-300 assorted luggage
• 6-8 oil tanks
• 5-6 cargo containers
• 2-3 cate3ring containers
• 100 figurines (static)
• General lighting and signal lighting
• Atmospherics (fog effects, thunder effects, etc.)
The objective of the Project is to
• To foster a better understanding of the importance of historical artifacts in our lives.
• To provide an overview of collecting methods and rationales and help visitors better understand the role of history museums in preserving the past.
• To help visitors learn from historical artifacts and inspire them to learn more about the process.
• To entertain and amuse visitors with the variety and scope of the gallery/museum’s collection.
The objective of the Project is to develop the Art Gallery as a central information repository from where tourists and visitors from world over are able to experience and learn the social, cultural heritage of Belagavi Region, The Art Gallery development is envisaged to boost the tourist foot fall at a regional level.
Zoning & Circulation
The display halls at the gallery must be divided into zones, this will help the visitors understand and explore the gallery and the artifacts comprehensively.
Each zone must focus on different aspects of art, be it jewellery, clothing, or sculptures from various regions of India.
The art of Belagavi has made a commendable impact and must be given prime importance at the gallery. This is to educate people about the past and encourage artists to create and promote their art.
*Zoning of the gallery to focus on the following: –
ZONE 1: ART OF INDIA- WALL PAINTINGS, SCULPTURE, AND JEWELLERY
This zone must briefly cover the overarching art style of ancient India and offers a few glimpses of the art of modern India through procured artifacts or replicas of wall paintings, sculpture and jewellery.
ZONE 2: ART OF INDIA- FOLK AND TRIBAL ART
This zone must focus on the historical revolution of Indian art around religious influence on and the natural connect with people that it had. This was evident in the tribal and folk art of the time. The medium used must be procured artifacts or replicas of tribal jewellery, musical instruments, weapons, or attire.
ZONE 3: ART OF KARNATAKA- DANCE AND THEATRE
This zone must showcase the rich cultural heritage of tribal Karnataka by graceful and calibrated performances in dance, drama, theatre, and music, with the help of a diorama of the various dances and theatrical sets and mannequins depicting the attire and actions of dances.
ZONE 4: ART OF KARNATAKA- PAINTINGS
This area must showcase the distinct art of Karnataka, namely Chittara and Mysore paintings with the help of procured or recreated paintings hung on free standing panels.
ZONE 5: ART OF KARNATAKA- SAREES, IVORY, WOOD, METAL, STONEWORK
This zone must highlight the varied attire, art forms and crafts that have evolved in this region, such as metal ware, wood, ivory, and stone carving. The above must be showcased in columnar and wall hung glass displays.
ZONE 6 and 7: BELAGAVI
This zone must include a brief history and socio-cultural standing of the city, which stands at the cusp of two cultures: – Maharashtra and Karnataka, with the help of illustrative vinyl wall graphics and procured or replicated artifacts.
ZONE 8: BELAGAVI- MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, JEWELLERY AND POTTERY
This area must highlight the musical instruments of Dhangar/Kuruba, Pottery of Khanapur, Gokal and Kinhal crafts, Sarees of Vadagaon, Paintings, and Baajuband of Belagavi with the help of encased glass displays, mannequins in the traditional attire, and free-standing units for paintings.