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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Government Central Museum, Jaipur - 41

Guys, the museum displays various sketches of Persian gardens. There are also miniature paintings of various sub-schools of Rajasthan and an Egyptian mummy belonging to the Ptolemaic epoch.

This Government Central Museum of Jaipur is built in 1876, when the Prince of Wales, King Edward VII has visited India and planned by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob. It was opened to public in 1886. Government Central Museum or Albert Hall is located within the Ram Niwas Garden, which is the oldest Museum in the state.

The museum has several departments of metal ware, ivory work, lacquer work, jewellery, textiles, pottery, carved wooden objects, arms and weapons, clay models, sculptures, educational, scientific and zoological objects, tribal costumes, ceramics, oil and miniature paintings, inlay work, musical instruments, clocks, marble statues. There is also a large accumulation of miniatures from the Bundi, Kota, Kishangarh, Udaipur and Jaipur schools of painting; ceremonial robes worn by kings and queens and samples of wood block printing in the textile section.

Ahead from 1959, the different galleries along the museum's ground floor were completely regrouped and freshened up. The central gallery stands for the Jaipur's musical section. Original musical instrument, classical and folk, are displayed in their functional positions. Specimens include typical folk instruments like Masak, Kama, Yacha, Dadh, Madal, Khanjari, Satari, Bankia, Pungi, Alogoja, Iktara etc. The dances illustrated in the gallery include classical ones like kathak for which Jaipur Gharana is famous, as well as famous folk dances as Dandia, Ghoomar Holi etc. festivals & ceremonies (like marriage) are also embellished in a springy manner.

You can visit here from 09.30 am to 04.45 pm. Just take out your entry pass as charged Rs. 5/- for Indians and Rs. 10/- for Foreigners. And Rs. 3/- for Adults and Rs. 1/- for Students who come to visit here. This Central Museum remains closed on Friday and gazetted holidays.
Phone: 0141-2570099

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