KA is widely acknowledged as one of the largest private collections of antique
photos and rare maps of South Asia.

Kalakriti Archives participated in the Kochi – Muziris Biennale 2014 and exhibited its collection of regional and religious maps from the Indian sub-continent. Then in 2015 an exhibition titled “Cosmology to Cartography” was held at the National Museum, Delhi. Then in 2018, the show Time, Space and Place was held during the Krishnakriti Festival at Hyderabad and this show traveled to IISc, Bangalore in March/April 2018. The maps are also available on Google Cultural Institute platform.


Following the exhibitions, two scholars sponsored by IFA and The Tata Trust are conducting research on the maps from the collection of Kalakriti Archives.

KA also presented an exhibition titled “Kal Aaj aur Kal” on Evolution of Hyderabad
landscape at “Agora 2017” at the city of Bordeaux, France.

Exhibits from the collection were displayed at the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet, Paris during the biggest exhibition of Asian Maps.