Asutosh Museum of Indian Art

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Asutosh Museum of Indian Art is an art museum located in the main campus of University of Calcutta on College Street, Kolkata (previously Calcutta), India. Established in 1937, it is the first public museum in any University in India.[1] The university museum is named after Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee who was the Vice-Chancellor of the university for four consecutive two-year terms (1906–1914) and a fifth two-year term (1921–23). The objective of the museum was to collect and preserve specimens of various phases of Indian art with special emphasis on the art of Bengal.[2]

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  1. ^ "Asutosh Museum of Indian Art". Museum. University of Calcutta. Archived from the original on 2007-02-04. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  2. ^ Goswami, Niranjan (2012). "Asutosh Museum of Indian Art". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.