Today is International Museum Day. A dedicated day to raise awareness about museums has been celebrated since 1977. Main objective of International Museum Day To make people aware of the important role played by museums in preserving the culture and heritage of countries. Museums are not just huge buildings and museums have no boundaries. According to the International Council of Museums, “The museum is an important tool for cultural exchange, promotion of cultures and mutual understanding, cooperation and development of peace between people”. International Museum Day Events are held around the world and more and more museums participate in these events. According to the ICM, over 37,000 museums from around 158 countries participated in the events last year. 2021 is the theme of International Museum Day – The Future of Museums: Retrieval and Reconception.
International Museum Day: know about famous museums of India
Indian Museum, Kolkata: The largest and oldest museum in India, the Indian Museum has a rare collection of antiques, fossils, mummies and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata in 1814. The Indian Museum has six volumes with 35 galleries – Art, Archeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany. Mummies and urns of the 6,000-year-old Egyptian, which is said to contain the relics of the Buddha, must be visited.
Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad: One of the National Museums of India, Salar Jung Museum of Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India with its great collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metal artifacts, carpets, clocks and furniture. Is known for , Persia, Egypt, Europe and North America. It is one of the largest museums in the world.
National Museum, Delhi: One of the best museums in the Indian subcontinent, the National Museum has around 150,000 objects covering nearly five millennia. The museum houses treasures such as the Chola statue of the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva, the artifacts of the Indus Valley civilization, the relics of Buddha from Piparahwa and a large collection of miniature paintings.