(Last Updated on : 13/08/2019)
Established as the Assam Provincial Museum
in 1940 by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti, the Assam State Museum is located in the heart of Guwahati
in the state
. Both the institutions, Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti and the Assam State Museum were founded by Rai Bahadur Kanak Lal Barua. The main purpose of this was the preservation and promotion of Assams history and cultural heritage through collection, research and publication. The museum functioned as a non-profit organization until 1953 when it was taken over by the state government.
Collections of Assam State Museum
A three storied colonial structure, the Assam State Museum displays objects associated with Assams history and the socio cultural importance of the Assamese
people. The museum exhibits unique antiquities which are under different sections like epigraphy, sculptures
, natural history, art and crafts, anthropology, folk art etc. There is also a library in the museum which was established in 1985. The library is rich in its stenographic collections and other various periodicals, journals and books relating to art, culture
, mythology, biography, encyclopaedic works and even the Asiatic Society journals of the country.
Visiting Information on Assam State Museum
The Guwahati railway station
is the closest at a distance of about 2 km from the Assam State Museum and the Lokpriya Bordoloi International Airport
is the nearest at a distance of almost 23 km from the temple.
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