Review of the Oldest Museum of India: The Indian Museum of Kolkata

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Year : 2022 | Volume : | Issue : 2 | Page : 1-6
By

    Sikta Singh

  1. Ankita Shrivastava

  1. B. Arch Student, School of Architecture, LNCTU, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  2. Professor, School of Architecture, LNCT University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Abstract

A museum is more than a collection of art, sculptures or treasures. Rather it is a repository of the history of extinct species and their cultures. “Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space.” (Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence ,2008) Museums organise the world according to how we view it changing, such as from colonialism to modernism. The Indian Museum in Kolkata is the world’s biggest and oldest multidisciplinary museum, covering the Asia-Pacific region as well as the Indian subcontinent. This museum was established as early as 1814 as the seat of colonial power, and was planned throughout time as a mother-institution that would host a representative Indian collection. As a result, the museum has grown to just be the world’s largest centre of its sort, reflecting national heritage and pride, and is listed in the Constitution of the Republic of India as one of the country’s national infrastructural institutions.

Keywords: From colonialism, producing apparatus, mother-institution, pioneering National

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 5
Issue 2
Received January 21, 2022
Accepted February 28, 2022
Published March 20, 2022