(Last Updated on : 16-12-2014)
The world of Indian Art is well known with the Jagadish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art in Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh. As the name suggests, the museum was built with the collection of Jagdish Mittal and his wife Kamla Mittal. On 30th March 1976, a public charitable trust was created under the name of 'Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art'.
The Mittal couple has accumulated various items for over 40 years. Presently, the museum is a storehouse of miniature paintings, drawings, manuscripts, calligraphy, folk and classical bronzes, terracottas, ivory figures, jade objects, metal ware, textiles, arms and armour, and artistic handicrafts. Select examples of Nepali and Tibetan thankas and metal images are also displayed in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art.
An interesting point to note is that the museum has in its core the rich miniatures ranging from 1200 AD to the 19th century. These includes the work of the important schools like the Gujarati, Rajasthani, Sultanate, Mughal, Pahari, Central Indian, Deccani, South Indian, Bengal and Orissa, as well as select specimens of Folk style and Company Period works.
The Museum has also organized lectures and educational programs for the enhancement of art and cultural past of India. One dissatisfied point is that the Mittal Museum does not have a building of its own.
People who are interested to visit the Museum have to contact the authority and take the appointment.