(Last Updated on : 24-06-2019)
Bihar Museum is a museum
located in Patna
, the capital city
of the East Indian state
. It was partially opened in August, 2015. This is a state of the art museum, which has a multitude of artefacts. The main focus of this museum is to bring into limelight the rich history and culture
of this region of India. Artefacts from ancient India are kept here. Bihar Museum also has the gallery of modern art, contemporary paintings
Location of Bihar Museum
Bihar Museum is spread over an area of 13.9 acres of land and is located on the southern flank of Jawaharlal Nehru
Marg, Bailey Road, in Patna.
Planning of Bihar Museum
Bihar Museum at Patna was born from the brain child of Nitish Kumar
, who felt the need for a modern cultural organization that would bring pride to the people of Bihar and accelerate progress in the State of Bihar. He envisioned an art museum, which act as a catalytic centre and place of transformation. It was planned as a multi-cultural hub. Bihar Museum engages visitors with interactive storytelling and multimedia exhibits like audio-visual filming.
Galleries of Bihar Museum
The galleries of Bihar Museum had travelled throughout ages to narrate glorious history of Bihar
, bringing it alive in a renewed context. This museum has different galleries which are as follows:
The Orientation Gallery gives the basic idea about the museum. It has a theatre which gives an introduction about the museum that is screened here.
The Childrens Gallery has Orientation Room, the Wildlife Sanctuary, the history sections on Chandragupta Maurya
and Sher Shah Suri
, the Arts and Culture section and the Discovery Room.
In the History Gallery, the Gallery A has artefacts from Indus Valley Civilisation
and Gallery B has artefacts from the Gupta Dynasty
The Regional Gallery gives an insight into the culture and traditions of Bihar. The Didarganj Yakshi is one of major attractions of Historical Art section. There are two more galleries that is the Bihari Diaspora Gallery and the visible storage gallery.
Mission of Bihar Museum
The primary mission of Bihar is to return the lost glory of Bihar by rejuvenating the pride of Bihar and its people, bringing a shared sense of heritage for Indians and attracting an international audience to discover the extraordinary history of ancient India
Objectives of Bihar Museum
Bihar Museum was planned to bring thousands years history of Bihar, Rajgir
, Madhya Pradesh
into focus, inspiring local residents and visitors from across the world to explore the rich heritage, historic sites and cultural attractions of this state of eastern India.
Architecture of Bihar Museum
Japans Maki and Associates along with Mumbai
s Opolis Architects developed the architectural design of the Bihar Museum.