Asutosh Museum of Indian Art

Asutosh Museum of Indian Art

Calcutta | India

About the Museum

Asutosh Museum of Indian Art, the first public museum in any university in India, was established in 1937. Named after Sir Asutosh Mookerjee, the great educator, who introduced the study of Indology including Indian art and archaeology at the university level, this Museum stands for preservation, presentation and study of objects of Indian art and antiquity particularly of eastern India. From a humble beginning with only 5 objects, the collections, thanks to the endeavours of Sri D.P. Ghosh, the first curator, and a number of benevolent donors and selfless workers, the museum has grown to contain more than 25,000 objects including sculptures, paintings, folk-art objects, textiles, terracottas and more of extraordinary variety, providing a wide panorama of cultural endeavours of the people throughout the ages.

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