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Museum Of India

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The largest Museum of India located in the capital of Western Bengal Calcutta. Its creation gave rise to an intensive study of the history and culture of the country and the opening 40 of multi-purpose museums throughout India. And its rich collection of historical treasures and works of art makes it one of the most famous museums in the world.

Founded a Museum of India was in 1814 on the initiative of the Asian Association of Bengal, established in 1784 by sir William Jones. The idea of creation belonged to Dr. Nathaniel Wallau, as well as the first exhibits of the Museum. Initially intended to create only two partitions: the first is ethnological, archaeological and technical, and the second is geological and Zoological. Guardians of the Museum, which have provided exhibits for his collection, in addition to Wallich, were many rich people, mostly Europeans, but also Indian collector Babu Ramkumar sen, who later became the first Indian Secretary of the Asiatic Society. Subsequently, the collection has increased considerably, and currently the Museum is divided into six sections and in total has 35 galleries. In particular, in 1875, was built additional building, which was moved part of the collection. And after the Asian Enterprises, the care of which was the Museum was having financial difficulties, he came under the tutelage of the Ministry of culture of India.

Among the most popular and attracting tourists the Museum exhibits are ashes of the remains of the Buddha himself, the skeletons of prehistoric animals, some very rare paintings and a magnificent Tibetan thangkas.

National Museum of India is the perfect place to visit with the whole family. A day spent there will bring a lot of useful knowledge and new experiences.