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Over 2.8 lakh artefacts of ten govt museums and galleries on online access

July 20, 2021
Indian Institute of Heritage

The Ministry of Culture has taken up the task of digitisation of collections of ten museums under its domain through the Jatan programme since April 2014, even before the onset of Covid-19. Besides this, the Ministry also operates a scheme namely ‘Museum Grant Scheme’ under which financial assistance is provided to state governments, societies, autonomous bodies, local bodies and trusts registered under the Societies Act for digitisation of art objects in the museums across the country for making their images/catalogue available over the website for online access.

The number of artefacts at government museums and galleries under the Ministry of Culture available for online access as of June 30, 2021, at the website http://museumsofindia.gov.in are National Museum, New Delhi (80,997 artefacts); Indian Museum, Kolkata (46,326 artefacts); Victoria Memorial Hall. Kolkata ( 26,611); Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad (47,504); Allahabad Museum, Paryagraj (61,642); National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (12,902); National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (1,460); National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (534); ASI Goa Museum  (701); and ASI, Nagarjunakonda Museum (8,450).

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