I am very excited to announce that my original wet plate of Natasha Joy Gourd "Different Star Woman" by Shane Balkowitsch, a second plate from "Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective" is going to be curated permanently by Photomuse in India. Photomuse is the only photography museum in India. It is a huge honor to have one of my pieces going to such a fabulous organization.
I want to thank Herb Herbert Ascherman Jr. for not only his friendship but for arranging this acquisition and placement of my original work. I also want to thank Dr. Unni Krishna Pulikkal the museum's founder and director.
PHOTOMUSE – The Museum of Photography is a national repository of photographic images that documents, preserves, interprets and promotes the natural, cultural and scientific inheritance of humanity through the medium of photography and photographic history while emphasizing India’s photographic legacy.
Through outreach and educational programs the museum emphasizes Indian and worldwide cultural, environmental preservation, and public education through photography. Nurturing a responsible generation with love for art, care for nature and respect for the humanity, using photography as an effective tool to instil such qualities, will be the ultimate goal of the Museum.
The Museum has an important duty to develop its educational role and attract wider audiences from the community, locality, or group it serves. Interaction with the constituent community and promotion of their natural and cultural heritage is an integral part of the educational role of the museum.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.