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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  • August 3, 2017
    It was a small museum of 1932 converted into a state museum of Odisha, had a long journey to reach the current state. It has many galleries which include Archaeology, epigraphy, numismatic, armory, mi...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Great..... A wondering place in odisha... U should be visit to the museum. . n get lot af experience..  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Museum having art and culture of past that reminds the people about the odia history. All the statues here are marked with full information  more »
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  • April 18, 2017
    Great collection! Well maintained. AC was being installed. Will be an absolute requirement in summer. Well located. Good parking space. Not very crowded.
  • July 16, 2017
    Great collection and the exhibits were presented in a very systematic manner as per Indian History for a proper idea of various ages in Indian History.
  • June 26, 2017
    If you visit Bbsr you must visit this place once. It has some great artifacts n it is well maintaiNed too.
  • July 16, 2017
    An honour to visit this place, we can know better know our past & it's relevance today.
  • June 6, 2017
    Best museum to see art and crafts. And you can learn about Odisha's culture , mines , crafts and many more things.

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