Museums are a repository of a nation’s culture as they contain explicit examples of the proof of the development of a country’s culture and heritage over a period of time. There are nearly 1,000 museums in India. These include museums under the Central Government, State governments, District level Museums, Museums under universities as well as many private museums.
One of the important mandates of the Ministry of Culture is the development and upgradation of the Museums within the country. Some of the most important Museums of India like the National Museum, New Delhi, Indian Museum and Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, Allahabad Museum, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalay (IGRMS) Bhopal and the 3 National Galleries of Modern Art at New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru respectively function under the control of the Ministry of Culture in various capacities. Apart from these, the Archaeological Survey of India also has site museums at 44 locations spread throughout the country in proximity to important archaeological sites.
The Ministry of Culture embarked on a project to digitize the collections in its museums, whether on display or in stores, to provide better access and information on various themes, national and regional histories and the rich craftsmanship that is reflected in Indian art. The National portal for Museums is one of them. It contains a vast and rich resource of the museum collections of India and their stories.
Digitized resources are currently available from 10 major museums -
Citizens can access the following information through the digital repository
Source : www.museumofindia.gov.in .