National Art Gallery (Bangladesh)

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National Art Gallery
National Art Gallery display in Dhaka.jpg
Established 1974
Location Shilpakala Academy
Dhaka, Bangladesh

National Art Gallery of Bangladesh is a fine arts gallery of Shilpakala Academy in Segunbagicha, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It contains works of art from national artists, such as Zainul Abedin and Quamrul Hassan.[1]


In 1974, the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, now called the National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, was established in Bangladesh to take over the duties of the Pakistan Arts Council. The academy became the sole conservationists and protectors of art in 2003 and founded the National Art Gallery.[2]


The National Art Gallery's two storied building, constructed on the National Academy of Fine and Performing Art grounds, exhibits ways to prevent aging due to environmental factors and artwork from their permanent and temporary collection. There are also rooms for educational purposes, such as lectures about art preservation.[2]

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  1. ^ Sadya Afreen Mallick (April 22, 2012). "Dhaka Art Summit: A new era for Bangladeshi art" (Print). Daily Star. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "National Art Gallery at Shilpakala Academy - Cultivating Artistic Talent". Retrieved July 9, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 23°44′04″N 90°24′16″E / 23.7345°N 90.4045°E / 23.7345; 90.4045