On Saturday, August 15, 2015, Kindred Nations: The United States and India, 1783-1947 opened at the Salar Jung Museum & Library in Hyderabad. Over 200 guests attended the exhibition launch event, which coincided with the 69th Indian Independence Day. Kindred Nations was inaugurated by Acting Consul General B. Jamison Fouss in the presence of Public Affairs Officer Gabriel Hons-Olivier and Director of Salar Jung Museum & Library, Mr. A. Nagender Reddy. The exhibition, which is on display in the Eastern Block of the museum, is open to the public until September 13.
Kindred Nations was curated by the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy for the U.S. Embassy New Delhi. The exhibition documents the rich historical and cultural ties between the United States and India, through subjects that include commerce, education, entertainment and the arts. Kindred Nations has been viewed by thousands so far on its India tour in New Delhi and Chennai, and will be on display in Mumbai and Kolkata later this year.