Odisha State Museum, Bhubaneswar

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Odisha State Museum is a museum in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. In its original form it was established in 1932 and later moved to the current building in 1960. The museum is divided into eleven sections, viz, Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Armoury, Mining & Geology, Natural History, Art & Craft, Contemporary Art, Patta Painting, Anthropology and Palmleaf Manuscripts. The museum is headed by a superintendent and the administrative control lies in the hands of Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Odisha.HistoryThe origin of this museum can be traced back to 1932, when some historians and professors, like William Jones, Ghanashyam Das, N. C. Banerjee, Harekrushna Mahatab established a museum in Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. In 1945-46, the Museum was shifted to Brahmananda building in old Bhubaneswar and given the status of a State Museum by the Government of Odisha. Later, the Museum was shifted to Patel Hall in 1950 and again to another building in Unit - I, Bhubaneswar. In 1957, the foundation of the Museum was laid by then President of India, Rajendra Prasad, and finally the Museum in the current building started operating from 1960.
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  • The priceless history of Odisha sits in this poorly run and managed museum. You get this feeling the mgmt doesn't care. Why would you be so strict about visitors getting too close to the modern, resin...  more »
  • A true museum worthy of interest, notably the splendid sculptures, paintings, and representatives of various ethnic minorities of the State of Odisha dioramas.
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  • It is a nice collection to see. The people who recieve you are well behaved and nice. We went around and saw the presentations which were explained by the attending person. Overall feeling was excelle...  more »
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