National Museum (Naypyidaw)
|Established||15 July 2015|
|Location||Ottarathiri Township, Naypyidaw, Myanmar|
|Owner||Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture (Myanmar)|
The National Museum (Naypyidaw) (Burmese: အမျိုးသားပြတိုက် (နေပြည်တော်)) is a museum located near the Kumudra circle, in Ottarathiri Township, Naypyidaw, Myanmar (Burma). Total plot area of the museum is 34.79 acres (14.08 ha). The construction of the museum was started on 3 June 2010.The Museum was opened on 15 July 2015.
Objectives of the National Museum (Naypyidaw) are:
- To reveal of national prestige and integrity
- To reveal our national cultural heritage which is rich and high standard
- To show case soft power and capacity of our nation
- To build the museum international norms and standards in accordance with nation’s prestige and grandeur
- To be fully aware of the cultural tourism and to foster the growth of patriotism
The museum has five wings: A,B,C,D and E. In the hall A, mini theatre, VIP holding hooms, president's gifts exhibition room and public areas are included.
Primates and Fossils Exhibition Room
This exhibition room displays fossils of Pondaung formation, petrified plants found in Pondaung formation and Irrawaddy sedimentary formation. The display highlights the fact that Myanmar civilization developed uninterruptedly and Myanmar is one of the original places of homo sapiens. Anthropologist the world over agreed that Myanmar's humanoid primate display at the exhibition room, is the most pre eminent anthropoid primate.
Pre Historic Period Exhibition Room
In this exhibition room, tools, weapons and utensils from Myanmar Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age are displayed. Miniature replicas of Padah-Lin Caves is displayed with the supporting special lighting and models. Center piece of the display is miniature replica of the excavation site of bronze age with the supporting objects such as pots, urns, beads and bronze weapons.
Proto Historic Period Exhibition Room
Small scale model of UNESCO's World Heritage listed Halin, Beikthano and Sri Ksetra Pyu cities and other early Myanmar city states from all over the country are revealed in this room. Moreover, five Pyu figurines, gold, silver, bronze and earthen artifacts from excavated sites, are displayed in this exhibition room.
Historic Period Exhibition Room
In this exhibition room, miniature replica of religious structures, literature, architecture, cultural artifacts and religious objects are displayed. Center piece of the display is Bagan architecture showing religious structure, wall painting, fresco, masonry and ceramic works.
Myanmar Art Gallery
The display of Myanmar paintings includes old traditional paintings, wall paintings of successive eras, Jataka epic paintings and masterpiece of doyen artists. It is divided into old genre paintings, contemporary paintings, modern paintings and classic painting.
Myanmar Performing Arts Exhibition Room
This exhibition room displays Myanmar dramatic art, Myanmar traditional orchestra and miniature theater stage made in accord with tradition. Myanmar traditional musical instruments, Myanmar marionette and various musical instruments of Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bama, Mon, Rakhine and Shan national races are also displayed.
- "ဒုတိယသမ္မတ ဒေါက်တာစိုင်းမောက်ခမ်း အမျိုးသားပြတိုက် (နေပြည်တော်) ပထမအဆင့်ဖွင့်ပွဲ အခမ်းအနားသို့ တက်ရောက်အားပေး". Ministry of Information (Myanmar). 15 July 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.