24th April 2021, London
Pasa Puchah Guthi UK London released a digital Museum of Nepal which is a virtual environment accessible in the Minecraft platform. The digital world which is hosted in Guthi’s multiplayer server located at minecraft.ppguk.scalacubes.org, consists of important artefacts of Nepali origin built by 14 Nepalese kids in the span of four weeks.
The project titled ‘Nepal Minecraft Museum’ started on 24th February 2021 and was completed on 3rd April 2021. Details of its project plan is available at http://www.ppguk.org/project-timeline-nepal-minecraft-museum
Nepal Minecraft Museum consists of two floors showcasing 20 different items categorised into (i) Farming, (ii) Household, (iii) Worship, (iv) Musical, and (v) Architecture. It consists of items like halo (plough), kodalo, hasiya (sickle), khukuri, karuwa, tepah, jwala-nkhyaka, sinha-moo, sukunda, dalucha, twaadeva, bell, madal, sarangi, dhimay, narasingha, toran gate, lohan-hiti, pagoda temple and stupa.
Fourteen children from 8 to 12 years of age, namely, Palistha Maharjan (Scotland), Shaylee Dangol (South London), Ava (London), Yash Rajbhandari (Basingstoke), Raessa Rajbhandari (Basingstoke), Alisha Darshandhari (Stoke-on-Kent), Ava Darshandhari (Stoke-on-Kent), Pratyush Shrestha (South London), Dipankar Mananadhar (North London), Amol Neupane (Kent), Adarsha Dahal (Kent), Sanyojan Shrestha (Northeast London), Aarav Shrestha (South London) and Ananyaa Shrestha (Northeast London) teamed up to complete the ambitious project following the reference ideas provided by Guthi which is documented at http://www.ppguk.org/nmm-references