Location: Janpath, New Delhi
National Museum on Janpath is the premier repository of antiquities. Built in 1960, it has an extraordinary collection representing the entire span of Indian civilizations from pre-historic times. It's galleries' inclusive finds from the Indus Valley Civilization ; superb sculptures in stone and bronzes from the Chola period; the largest collection of miniature paintings of the world; manuscripts; a Buddhist Gallery, including relics of Buddha from Piprahwa; the exquisite Jewellery Gallery; the Anthropological Gallery of tribal art; galleries devoted to decorative and applied arts, Maritime Heritage and Pre-Columbian art; and the Central Asian Antiquities Gallery of Auriel Stein's finds along the ancient Silk Route.
Our rich cultural heritage
National Museum,New Delhi, today , has in its possession over 2,00,000 works of exquisite art,both of Indian and Foreign origin covering more than 5,000 years of our cultural heritage. Its rich holdings of various creative traditions and disciplines which represents a unity amidst diversity, an unmatched blend of the past with the present and strong perspective for the future, brings history to life.
Vastness of collection
Apart from the collections of Pre-historic Archaeology, Archaeology, Jewellery,Paintings, Decorative arts, Manuscripts, Central Asian Antiquities, Arms and Armour, etc. ,the Museum today has a separate branches of publication, Hindi, Public Relations, Education, Library, Exhibition cell, Display, Modelling, Photography, Security and Administration.
A well equipped conservation laboratory not only provides restoration to all the organic and inorganic art objects but also training facilities to students and deserving professionals, including restoration of oil-paintings in India.
Strife to preserve cultural relics
The National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology came into existence in 1983 and now is Deemed to be a University provides various Courses with its campus at National Museum (New Delhi).