Website Developed By Director, Allahabad Museum on 21st June 2011
The Allahabad Museum located in the picturesque Chandrashekhar Azad Park (company bagh) is among the National level museums of India.It is about 3 kms from Allahabad railway junction and almost equidistant from Prayag and Rambagh Railway Stations and about 12 km from Bamrauli Airport. The beautiful location, large sprawling green lawn and nicely laid out garden has given it a special attraction. It was originally established under the aegis of Allahabad Municipality in 1931 with a small collection of model of birds and animals.
Next time you visit Allahabad Museum, you will find yourself inside an artificially created cave where you will be watching the pre-historic Rock-art. Isn’t it interesting?
The Allahabad Museum has come forward to keep track of changing eco-life by making
a digital bank of the existing flora and fauna in the city.
The project would also help the museum in comparing the exisiting and past eco-life of the city.
Further, visitors would also be apprised of the species of plants and animals at the Natural History gallery of the museum.
Over the years there has been a sea change both in the concept and functioning of a museum. The museums are no more a repository of collections, rather these are centers for learning and recreation. Therefore, the museum should embark on outreach programmes, research, exploration and creative activities targeting the audience. Thus, the responsibilty of the Director is obviously becoming more arduous and challenging. Every museum has a personality of its own and the activities are intimately connected and inextricably interwoven with it. The museum often called as the index of culture of the region and when a visitor visits a museum would obviously look for getting glimpses of the city through the artifacts displayed in the museum. Allahabad has a long and varied history and the museum makes its endeavour to fulfill the aspiration of the audience by way of scientific display whereby a lay audience can understand not only the theme of the objects or the narratives but also the intricacies of making the art since the mute object cannot speak to the audeince. This year's mandate of the musuem is to develop new audiences through exhibitions, visitor facilties, educational programmes and overall improvement in visitor experience.
- Rajesh Purohit
This year the museum will focus not only on the enhanced of the visitor experience by organizing exhibitions in story telling manner. It also provides scholarly guide to understand exhibits in a better way.
The world famous Bharut Stone Sculptures depicting the Jataka stories.
An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Culture GOVT. OF INDIA.
Chandrashekhar Azad Park, Kamla Nehru Road, ALLAHABAD
Pin Code : 211002
Phone No. 0532-2407409, 2408690, 2408237
Fax : 0532-2407834
Website : theallahabadmuseum.com
College going Students, House wives and other interested people will have the opportunity to avail the facility of this course in the months of June-July whereby understand Art, Architecture, Music, Dance, Archeology, Painting, so on and so forth.