(Last Updated on : 14/02/2009)
The Indian art museums and galleries are probably the most popular ones among the tourists from all parts of world. They contain all the important aspects of India`s rich aesthetic heritage whilst displaying the wonderful facets of Indian art. The tourists can see and know about Indian art and culture of the long lost days of the ancient times, the medieval times and also in present times, in the Indian art museums and galleries.
The Indian art museums and galleries are spread in all the 28 states of India and they are mainly situated in the major cities of the states. Some of the museums and galleries concentrate exclusively on the artistic heritage of their respective states. However, there are a large number of museums that deals with the heritage of the entire country and try to cover as much of artistic areas, as possible. Some of the old and premier Indian art museums and galleries also conduct research work to find out new archaeological elements of ancient period. Sometimes, they organise workshops and seminars to discuss about the important aspects of Indian art and culture, as well.
Among the numerous Indian art museums and galleries, there are a few ones that have established them as the most popular and prominent ones. These museums provide maximum information about the rich artistic heritage of India. Some of these Indian art museums and galleries include the Indian Museum, Kolkata, West Bengal; AP State Archaeology Museum, Andhra Pradesh; Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, West Bengal; Asutosh Museum of Indian Art, West Bengal; Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, Gujarat; Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; Calico Museum of Textiles, Gujarat; Jehangir Art Gallery; Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh; Museum and Picture Gallery, Gujarat; Kuthira Malika, Thiruvananthapuram; National Museum, New Delhi; The Arts Trust - Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; K. Sreenivasan Art Gallery & Textile Museum, Tamil Nadu; Art Gallery and Krishna Menon Museum, Calicut, Kerala; Karnataka Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery, West Bengal; Jagdish & Kamla Mittal Museum Of Indian Art, Hyderabad; Museum of College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow etc.