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Indian Museum, Kolkata

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A multipurpose and multi disciplinary institution of national importance, the Museum was established at the Asiatic Society, the earliest learned body in the country on 2nd February 1814. Transferred to the present building in 1878 with two galleries, the Museum has now over sixty galleries of Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Botany sections, spreading over ten thousand square feet area. Many rare specimens both Indian and Trans - Indian origin relating to Humanities and Natural Science are preserved and displayed in the galleries of these sections. The administrative control of the cultural sections, viz Art, Archaeology and Anthropology rests with the Board of Trustees under its Directorate, and that of the three scientific sections is with Geological Survey of India, Zoological Survey of India and Botanical Survey of India.

The Museum Directorate has seven co-ordinating service units such as Preservation, Publication, Photography, Presentation, Modelling, Education and Library. Indian Museum is an autonomous institution fully funded by the Department of Culture, Government of India.


Indian Museum,
INDIAN MUSEUM, 27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road,
Kolkata - 700 016


+91-33- 2249 9902 / 2249


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