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MUSEUM NEWS

At Delhi's Supreme Court Museum, relive the subcontinent's legal history

February 07, 2020 3:54 pm

The museum has a display of over 1,500 items, incorporating case files and documents of the Indira Gandhi assassination documents, Mahatma Gandhi assassination case, and the Shah Bano case, to name a few. Add to these, accessories like wigs and gowns of judges, court furniture, mementoes, and paintings.

Meet the mini cultural ambassadors at Shankar's International Dolls Museum

February 07, 2020 3:56 pm

“When dignitaries from different countries visited our museum, they wanted their culture and dolls represented and, therefore, most dolls are gifts by former first ladies, ambassadors and queens,” an official at the Delhi's Doll Museum said.

Ex-Culture Secy to oversee museum upgrade

September 29, 2019 3:15 am

Singh's post has been created by upgrading the existing post of Director-General, National Museum. This new post has been created under the Ministry of Culture, and Singh, who took charge on September 12, has been given a term of three years.

International Museum Day 2019: From locks to packaging, 6 offbeat Indian museums

May 18, 2019 7:00 am

International Museum Day: We look at some of the offbeat museums in India that take us through a labyrinth of such peculiar objects. These museums not only change our perception of museums and how we look at history, but also offer insights into personal narratives that have their own nostalgic charm.

Want to See All the Vermeers in the World? Now’s Your Chance

December 04, 2018 3:40 pm

The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, which owns what is perhaps Vermeer’s best-known masterpiece, “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture in Paris to build an augmented-reality app that creates a virtual museum featuring all of the artist’s works.

The 30-year quest to house a museum in western Assam 

November 23, 2018 7:20 pm

Three decades since it was created, a small museum trying to tell the tale of one of Western Assam's oldest towns is still struggling to find a permanent home  

Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum reduced to ashes

September 04, 2018 8:05 pm

The fire at the National Museum started shortly after it closed to the public on Sunday. Even if there were no reports of injuries, the loss to Brazilian science, history, and culture was insurmountable.

Independence Day 2018: Nine museums for the patriotic

August 15, 2018 11:30 am

Happy Independence Day 2018: On the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day, take a look at museums from across the country dedicated to teaching the history of India through the lives and eyes of the people who created it.

These 7 museums across the world will challenge your idea of design

July 05, 2018 8:11 pm

Some museums across the world are more than their exhibits. From dome-shaped buildings on water to asymmetrically shaped architecture with beautiful gardens, let's take a look at seven beautiful museums across the world.

A museum which offers kids the space to dream

November 03, 2017 3:48 pm

The dolls are displayed in six rooms of the museum, not only kindle dreams in the minds of children but also teach them the first lessons about India's culture and heritage.

MUSEUM PHOTOS

The house in Kolkata that hosted Gandhi is now a museum; see pics

October 03, 2019 7:11 am

In 1947, just as India was becoming independent, Mahatma Gandhi was quietly protesting the sectarian violence that had engulfed the nation. He had moved to Kolkata's Hyderi Manzil along with some of his followers. On his 150th birthday, the house has become a full-fledged museum.

MUSEUM VIDEOS

Police Commemoration Day: PM Modi inaugurates a museum, a sculpture and a wall of valour

October 22, 2018 3:20 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated and dedicated to the nation a refurbished national police memorial in New Delhi and a newly-built museum for the khaki-donning forces.