Nitin Chandrakant Desai a noted Indian art director and production designer of Indian cinema visited Belagavi on Sunday and he has been given the job of building an Aviation museum along with an Art museum in Belagavi.
Abhay Patil MLA South had envisaged this idea of an Aviation museum in town under the smart city project.
He then contacted Nitin Desai who has a special love for Belagavi. Desai has readily agreed and visited the spot at Vaccine Depot the Glasshouse and its surroundings where the Aviation museum and Art museum will be made.
Desai categorically said that none of the trees will be cut and all trees will be used in such a way that they become a part of the project itself.
The Aviation museum will be built in the vacant glasshouse in Vaccine Depot and the art museum will be built next to it on the open ground and both will be interconnected as one museum.
Aviation Museum will have both static installations which will tell the story of Aviation along with state of the art digital installations which will be interactive. So one will not require a guide but the digital installations will have aids that will give information about the installation.
The Art Museum will also have digital installations that will be interactive and these can be updated as and when required. Also, there would be a space for local artists to showcase their art and also give demos of paintings or sculpting, etc.
Desai made a detailed presentation to the MD Smart city, Mr.Sashidhar Kurer recently.
Desai said, I plan to work on this soon and once I take up a project I can finish it before time. This museum will be one of its kind in Asia and people will come searching for this museum. This will become the tourist attraction for Belagavi.
We have learned from our sources that a Smart city is also in favor of such a project rather than smaller projects. This will give a new dimension to tourism in the city.