Odisha State Museum

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Odisha State Museum
Bhubaneswar State Museum.jpg
Entrance gate of the Museum
Established 1932
Location BJB Nagar, Bhubaneswar, India
Coordinates 20°15′22″N 85°50′29″E / 20.2562°N 85.8415°E / 20.2562; 85.8415Coordinates: 20°15′22″N 85°50′29″E / 20.2562°N 85.8415°E / 20.2562; 85.8415
Director Manjushree Samantarai
Owner Government of Odisha
Website http://orissamuseum.nic.in/

Odisha State Museum is a museum in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. In its original form it was established in 1932 and later moved to the current building in 1960.[1] The museum is divided into eleven sections, viz, Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Armoury, Mining & Geology, Natural History, Art & Craft, Contemporary Art, Patta Painting, Anthropology and Palmleaf Manuscripts.[1] The museum is headed by a superintendent and the administrative control lies in the hands of Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Odisha.

History[edit]

The origin of this museum can be traced back to 1932, when some historians and professors, like William Jones[disambiguation needed], Ghanashyam Das, N. C. Banerjee, Harekrushna Mahatab established a museum in Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. In 1945-46, the Museum was shifted to Brahmananda building in old Bhubaneswar and given the status of a State Museum by the Government of Odisha.[1] Later, the Museum was shifted to Patel Hall in 1950 and again to another building in Unit - I, Bhubaneswar. In 1957, the foundation of the Museum was laid by then President of India, Rajendra Prasad, and finally the Museum in the current building started operating from 1960.[1]

Galleries[edit]

A statue of Buddha in the archaeology section
  • Archaeology
  • Contemporary art
  • Epigraphy
  • Numismatic
  • Arms and ammunitions
  • Art and craft
  • Mining & Geology
  • Anthropology
  • Sanskrit manuscript
  • Patta painting

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Patel, C.B. "Origin and evolution of Orissa State Museum". OHRJ. XLVII (3). Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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