Max Mueller 200 years project © Goethe-Institut

Max Mueller's Indo-European Legacies

The Goethe-Institut marks the 200th birth anniversary of the eminent philologist Friedrich Max Mueller on December 6, 2023. This occasion is dedicated to observing the profound contributions of Max Mueller, one of the pivotal figures of Indology, whose inter-cultural sympathies and understanding have left an indelible mark on the intellectual landscape.

Kunst im Treppenhaus © Rajat Dey / Goethe-Institut

On Cables and Cumulus

An artistic installation by Katja Davar at the staircase of Goethe-Institut Kolkata. In the main stairwell, a seventeen metre long textile work digitally collaged from Davar’s pencil drawings of clouds, cascades through the building.

Mass-Q-Line © GI-Kol and S. Mukherjee


An art project including artistic interventions in the public domain, developed by visual artist Sumantra Mukherjee. 

IER 2021 © GI-Kol, AF-Kol, IFI, BC-Kol, Con.Gen.Italy, CIMA and Inst.IT.Kult./Design:Saurabh Jitranjan

Indo-European Residency

In 2021, for the first time, the residency was organised on a digital platform, thus ensuring that the residency takes place notwithstanding the prevailing COVID situation.

German List general © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata/Design:Sharanya Chattopadhyay

'How can you hear... '

A series of online live streamings that allowed people of intellectual rigour to engage with each other.

Beethoven - Eastern Variations © Varun Desai


A project on the occasion of the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven initiated by Goethe-Institut.

Inherited Memories © Goethe-Institut

Inherited Memories

The Goethe-Institutes in Kolkata and Dhaka presented the five months project "Inherited Memories". It focused on inherited memories of the third generation post partition.