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In this page news about the new galleries in various museums in India shall be put up regularly.

  All the Museums of India, are requested to send brief reports along with photographs of their new galleries to the Chairman of INC-ICOM.

New Galleries

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum on Western India), Mumbai opened a new gallery on 21st November, 2002 dedicated to Premchand Roychand, the great scholar of the country along with an exhibition of selected masterpiece from its own collection.

A new manuscript section was inaugurated by H.E. Governor of Punjab Lt. General J.F.R. Jacob PVSM (Retd.) at the Natural History Museum and Art gallery, Chandigarh is having a rare collection of Brahmanical, Buddhist, Islamic, Jaina and Sikh manuscripts in its possession.

 

Mizoram State Museum
Four new galleries on history, archaeology, anthropology and textiles of Mizoram spreading over three floors of the Mizoram S t a t e Museum at Aizawl have been set up by the Indian Museum; Kolkata as nodal agency of the Department of Culture, Government of India to develop infrastructural facilities in the museums of the north eastern states of India. The galleries were declared open by Shri K. Vanlalauva, Hon'ble Minister of Art & Culture, Mizoram, on March 12, 2002.
 
 The Department of Art and Culture, Government of Mizoram also hosted a workshop on `conservation of documentary heritage' at Mizoram State Archives organised by the National Library of India on April 4-6, 2002.
- Mrs. Boichhingpuii, Aizawl

The dynamic earth
Recently a new gallery on Dynamic Earth was added to Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, which depicts origin of earth; its structure, various dynamic forces which are responsible for actions and activities on the surface as well as interior of the earth. The exhibition also highlights problems which the inhabitants on the earth are facing or may face in future. It also suggests some remedies which can help to minimise possible disasters. The exhibition comprises eighteen exhibits, including panels, interactive and working exhibits.
--G. Rautela, Mumbai

New Bharhut Gallery at the Indian Museum, Kolkata
The magnificent remains of the railings and the gateway of the Buddhist stupa discovered in 1873 from Bharhut near Satna in Madhya Pradesh were displayed in the gallery of the Museum from 1878. The railings, about nine feet high, consist of pillars, crossbars and running coping stones. The eastern gateway of the stupa, about 23 feet high, had survived the ravages of time while three others, once placed on cardinal directions, were lost. A modernised airconditioned Bharhut gallery with fabricated panels and gateways creating an ambience of the age has recently been reopened for public view.

The renovated gallery was inaugurated on 18th March 2000 by H.E. the Governor of West Bengal, Sri Viren J.Shah and the Chief Minister of Assam was the Guest of Honour.

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