16th to 18th floors of 36-storey seafacing JK House in Breach Candy in Mumbai will have a museum on two floors which will have largely artefacts from Singhania family’s personal art and textile collection. Another floor will house an urban planning exhibition centre. A five-member panel comprising civic officials and representatives from Raymond, a company owned by Gautam Singhania, will decide the area to be set aside for an art gallery and sources of other artefacts. There will be an exclusive lift for the museum and exhibition centre and the entry tickets to the museum will be nominally priced and it will remain open to public on all weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Only a part of the JK House museum will be used for the urban planning exhibition centre so that people can learn about urban planning and about the work the civic body is doing.
JK House is owned by industrialist Gautam Singhania who had promised to give three floors to BMC while converting land into residential cum commercial complex. According to the MoU, the BMC will collect all the revenue from the museum and maintenance charges will be borne by Raymond. Raymond’s in-house team will curate the museum display and theme.