Note From The Director General

Note From The Director General

Dr B.R. Mani

National Museum, the prime cultural organization of India, was inaugurated on 15th August 1949 at President House and moved to its permanent location at Janpath on 18th December 1960. National Museum (NM) is a subordinate office under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

NM started with the mission of three C's i.e. 'Collection', 'Conservation' and 'Communication' through its various programmes. NM dedicatedly works to achieve this goal in close coordination of its ten collection departments, as well as education, exhibition, publication, conservation and other departments.

NM has 29 permanent galleries, on three floors, representing the museum's diverse collection, which represent the rich heritage of India. Time to time museum collaborates with the cultural organizations of India and outside India to hold national and international exhibitions, workshops and seminars.

Educational programmes are being organized regularly for school students and professionals with close coordination between education and collection department. Publications and plaster cast of sculptures are being constantly produced and put at the Museum Shop to create the cultural awareness among the visitors to the museum. Digital presence of NM is on 'Google art project', 'virtual art galleries' and through volunteer guides and audio guide our attempt is to enrich the visitor's experience of the museum.

Dr  B.R. Mani
Director General
National Museum
New Delhi 110011

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