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Indian Museum

Location Located in Chowringhee on Jawahar Lal Nehru Road,commonly known as Jadughar , the Indian Museum of Kolkata is the ninth oldest regualr museum of the world.About Indian Museum The Kolkata Indian Museum established long back in 1814 in the Asiatic Society Building was founded by Dr. Nathaniel Wallich, a botanist from Denmark.It is one of the earliest museums established in the world and considered the largest and best museum in the country.In 1875, it was shifted to the new building in Italian architectural style designed by Walter B Grawille.Opened to public in 1878, the museum has over 60 galleries and is divided into six main sectors of Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Industry and Zoology.The museum with 3 floors is spread out over an area of 930 sq.mts.It is an independent institution funded by the Government of India.Art Section Spread on the Ist and II floor, the Art collection of the Indian Museum comprises of miniature paintings, textiles, decorative art objects from Asian countries, China, Japan, Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Java and Kampuchea. Muslin and Jamdani from Dhaka, Baluchari textile of Murshidabad, Phulkari of Punjab, Chamba rumal, Persian carpets, Kanthas of Bengal, ritual robes, wood carving, metal images, ivory, lacquerware, bronze, ornaments; Persian, Mughal, Rajasthani, Pahari, Deccani miniature paintings, manuscript illustrations of Western and Eastern India, Bengal school paintings, Nepalese and Tibetan temple banners.