April 19, 2018 –  The Leon Levy Foundation’s objective, shared with Maharaja Gaj Singh, is to train young Indian professionals to preserve their national artistic heritage, which is increasingly under threat from many factors. Dr Milo Beach, director emeritus of the Freer Sackler Museum, who documented the wall paintings at Bundi, recently wrote to Liz Moynihan, describing the present condition of Bundi, to say: “The deterioration is terrifying. This is not just ‘the most significant painted space in the region, it is the earliest and most important surviving painted space made in India during the tremendously productive years of the great Mughal and Rajput kingdoms, important not just artistically but for what it tells us of the relationship between Rajput/Hindu and Mughal/Islamic cultural worlds — and this is of special importance in India today.”