A museum is a place of remembrance, research and an information centre but, above all, it is meant for the community as a whole. The subject could be literally anything, from trivial to grave, about the trauma of Partition to the history of stainless steel cooking vessels in India. Any proposal for a museum in this country, with its diversity of language and culture, should thus be welcomed, especially if it is going to be privately funded and curated. But in the case of Mohar Ali and his i