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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bharat Kala Bhawan, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - 30

It has a vast collection of paintings, sculpture and textiles. The museum hosts an exquisite specimen of Nepalese and Tibetan “thankas” and paintings of contemporary artists. Ancient terracotta objects on display date back to the Harappan civilization, Mauryan, Sunga and Gupta periods. Red sandstone reliefs from the 2nd century B.C. and the Buddhist stupa from Bharhut are among the prominent attractions of the museum.

The anatomical structure of Bharat Kala Bhavan developed in January 1920. Its first Honorable Chairman (for life) was poet Rabindranath Tagore and its Honorable Vice-Chairman was poet’s nephew Silpacharya Abanindranth Tagore. But in fact the credit for the ancestry and accompanying growth of this internationally big-name museum goes to Padmavibhushan Late Rai Krishnadasa – a widely known and esteemed writer in Hindi and a innovator among the Indian art historians.

Guys and esteemed visitors you can see here various kind of galleries listed below as:

Ground Floor:

1. Mahamana Malaviya Gallery
2. Nicholas Roerich Gallery
3. Chhavi (Painting Gallery)
4. Central Hall (Temporary Exhibition)
5. Sculpture Gallery
6. Nidhi (Treasures) Gallery

First Floor:

1. Numismatic (COIN) Gallery
2. Archaeological Gallery
3. Decorative Art Gallery
4. Banaras Through The Ages Gallery
5. Gallery on Alice Boner
6. Gallery on M.K. Gupta

And following are the proposed extension of Galleries like:

1. Gallery of archive and literary materials
2. Gallery on Textiles and Costumes
3. Gallery on Metal Images

I am furnishing here the detailed address of BHARAT KALA BHAVAN for your kind information.


Bharat Kala Bhavan
Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi-221005, INDIA
Telephone No. : 316337, 307620, 307621
Fax No. : 91(542) 316337
Email: bharatkalabhavan@sify.com

You can visit the museum office from 10.30 am to 05.00 pm. It will remain opened for visitors from 11.00 am to 04.30 pm. All these timings may change during summer i.e. in the month of (May and June). Do not go here on Sundays and University holidays because it has closed on these days.

Bharat Kala Bhavan authority charged the fee for domestic (Indian) visitors i.e. Rs. 5/- per person and for Nidhi Gallery the fee is Rs. 5/- per persons.

Entrance fee for visitors from SAARC Countries including visit to Nidhi Gallery will be charged as Rs. 20/- per person.

Entrance fee for other foreign visitors including visit to Nidhi Gallery is Rs. 40/- per person and Entrance fee for staff and students of other academic institutions of India is Rs. 2/- per person

You can use your still Camera here to grab the fantastic location they charged the fee as Rs. 10/- per camera. All bonafide staff and students of Banaras Hindu University. Scholars on invitation from BKB, members or staff of museums and art galleries in India will be entitled for free entry. But the Director will have free will to excuse the entrance fee.

Please take a note that "Video Photography" by the visitors is not allowed here. But shooting fee for commercial documentary film is Rs. 10,000/- per day and Rs. 1000/- per day for Educational documentary film.

You can collect Black & White photo prints of full size at Rs. 20/- per print, Half size at Rs. 10/- per print and Quarter size at Rs. 7/- per print.

Publication, Art Albums, Reproductions, Picture Postcards etc. available at the sales counter at office timings. You can get Coloured transparency at Rs. 30/- per slide and Coloured photograph with special permission.

You can take an advantage of Seminar Hall that has been available between 11.00 am to 05.00 pm by paying affordable rate of Rs. 250/- for four hours (you can book it at any time between 11.00 am & 04.30 pm). Keep in mind that you can charged Rs. 100/- extra for every extra hour.

You can pay Rs. 250/- per day between 11.00 am to 04.30 pm for Exhibition Hall. You can only allow only the materials to exhibit related to museums area of specialization. The rates are subject to periodical revision.

I suggest to all Principals and School Authorities to plan a trip at Bharat Kala Bhawan to show the Indian culture to their future India (i.e. students).

Related Links :

01. Museums and Art Gallaries of India : A Survey - 1
02. Museums of Jammu and Kashmir : Sri Pratap Singh Museum Srinagar - 2
03. Art Gallery Jammu :Dogra Art Gallery - 3
04. Himachal Pradesh : The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Dharmshala - 4
05. Himachal Pradesh : Bhuri Singh Museum, Shimla - 5
06. Shimla State Museum - 6
07. The Nicholas Roerich Gallery, Shimla - 7
08. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Summerhil, Shimla - 8
09. Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, Naggar - 9
10. Punjab and Haryana : Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Amritsar - 10
11. Government Museum and Art Callery, Chandigarh - 11
12. The Chandigarh Architecture Museum - 12
13. The Natural History Museum, Chandigarh - 13
14. Anglo Sikh War Memorial Ferozeshah - 14
15. Art Gallery, Patiala - 15
16. Sanghol Museum, Chandigarh - 16
17. New Delhi : The National Museum - 17
18. The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi - 18
19. The Rail Museum - 19
20. The Nehru Memorial Museum, New Delhi - 20
21. The Gandhi Memorial Museum (Rajghat) and the Gandhi Smriti Museum (Tees January Marg) - 21
22. Tibet House Museum, New Delhi - 22
23. The Archaeological Museum at the Red Fort, New Delhi - 23
24. International Dolls Museum, New Delhi - 24
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26. Museum of Natural History, New Delhi - 26
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28. Sarnath Archaeological Museum, Varansi, Uttar Pradesh - 28
29. Government Museum Mathura, Uttar Pradesh - 29
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