The cultural capital of Gujarat, Vadodara (also known as Baroda) was the seat of the modern, pluralist rulers of the Gaekwad dynasty. Home to the reputed M.S.University, the city has trained some of the finest artists of modern India. Even today, it continues to draw students of art and other disciplines from all over India. As an emerging space for the practice of contemporary art and culture, Vadodara is steadily developing with its own aesthetic connotations.
Founded in 1887, the museum was built along the lines of the Victoria & Albert Museum of London and preserves a rich collection of art, sculpture, ethnography and ethnology.
Based in Vadodara, Chhaap was founded by Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh, Vijay Bagodi and Kavita Shah. Interactive and pedagogic, it is a residency and workshop space for printmakers and artists and also offers consultation services in setting up art collections.