(Last Updated on : 27/05/2016)
Asutosh Museum of Indian Art happens to be the first museum in any Indian University, which remains open to public.
Location of Asutosh Museum of Indian Art
Asutosh Museum of Indian Art is located within the Centenary Building of University of Calcutta
, of Kolkata
city in West Bengal
Foundation of Asutosh Museum of Indian Art
Asutosh Museum of Indian Art was founded in 1937. Asutosh Museum of Indian Art received its name after the famous academician and educational-entrepreneur, Sir Asutosh Mukherjee. Sir Asutosh Mukherjee was the man who took the initiative of making Indology, incorporating Indian art and archaeology as a discipline to be taught at the University.
Conservation of Exhibits of Asutosh Museum of Indian Art
The mantra of conservation, exhibition and in-depth research-oriented study of specimens of Indian art and antiquity, especially hailing from eastern India, was disseminated by this museum.
Objective of Asutosh Museum of Indian Art
The start for the Asutosh Museum of Indian Art was insignificant. With only five items in their store, the Museum went a long way under the immense patronage of the diligent and first curator of the museum, Sri D.P. Ghosh, and the other helpful donors and facilitators. From 5 the number outstandingly increased to a massive 25,000 objects diversified sculptures, paintings, folk-art articles, textiles, terracotta, and so on focusing on the cultural heritage and innovative spree of different people over the years and ages. The museum had its initial settlement in the backside space of the old Senate Hall, a place from where the mobile display commodities were drifted to Murshidabad
Imambara and were concealed underground to be saved from the ravaging bombs of the World War II. After five years, things returned, but changes recurred in 1960. Finally, leaving the transitory habitation, in 1967 the museum got its final address in the newly built Centenary Building of the University. The galleries were present in the ground and first floors of this building.
Infrastructure of Asutosh Museum of Indian Art
The new arrangement has given the Museum not only proper space and infrastructure, but also made the Asutosh Museum of India Art, attain a national acclaim. Very soon, the Asutosh Museum of Indian Art began offering a certificate course in Art Appreciation, to the interested candidates. This enlightens the student with the coveted knowledge of aesthetics and archaeology.
Books Published by Asutosh Museum of Indian Art
Asutosh Museum of Indian Art has published precious books guiding on the art of preservation, reports on excavation-operations conducted by Asutosh Museum of India, Art and handbooks on Bengal sculpture, terracotta
and coins in its rich repository. Multiple testimonies of coloured and monochrome postcards that are meant for sale are fascinating techniques of giving art a greater dimension.
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