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Exploring Rajasthan’s rich Museums

Preserving Heritage and Culture Through Artifacts

Priyanshi Pareek reports on the Museums of Rajasthan..

Museum is a place where valuable and interesting objects are kept for showcase. It is a non-profitable place, for the service of society that researches, collects, preserves our materials of cultural and historical value. Museums also promote our cultural heritage, sculptures, historical objects etc, whereas Rajasthan is a fusion of
handicrafts, heritage, diverse culture and has a wonderful warrior history. By this we can say museums in Rajasthan means a blend of old heritages with modern era.

Rajasthan is a land of museums and the largest museum in Rajasthan is The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur which also works as the State museum of Rajasthan. It is situated in Ram Niwas Garden and is the perfect example of Indo-Saracenic Architecture. It is also called the Government Central Museum. It is noted for its
amazing art collection and galleries. The museum has a rich collection of paintings, stones, crystal works, jewellery and sculptures.
Some other museums of Rajasthan are:

  • The Government Museum, Ajmer, was established in 1908. It has a rich collection of sculptures, paintings and weapons. The sculptures are from Gupta and Kushan periods.
  • Dungarpur Museum, Dungarpur was established in 1931. It has a rich collection of sculptures, paintings and weapons. The sculptures are from the Gupta period. The paintings highlight the life of Maratha rulers.
  • The Fateh Prakash Palace Museum, Chittorgarh was established in 1929. It has a rich collection of weapons, which are from the 16th Century.
  • The Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Bikaner was established in 1924. It has a rich collection of sculptures, paintings, and weapons. The weapons and paintings show the life of Maratha rulers.
  • The Fort Museum, Junagarh Fort, Bikaner was established in 1923. It has a rich collection of sculptures, paintings, and weapons.
    Apart from the above mentioned there are many more museums in Rajasthan including, Alwar Government Museum Birla Museum, Pilani, The City Palace Museum, The Abhaneri Stepwell, The Amer Fort, The Hawa Mahal, and The Jaigarh Fort, The Jal Mahal, The Jantar Mantar.
    Museums are important for everyone, but mostly for students. Museums are institutes where children can learn about diverse cultures, fresh ideas and creative
    works. If we read a book about our old heritage, it just gives us theoretical knowledge but museums can give you practical knowledge, you can see all the paintings and sculptures from your eyes.

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