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Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Natural History Museum, Chandigarh - 13

In 2001, in a landmark decision , the existing museum of Evolution of Life was upgraded to its present status as the Natural History Museum with five major sections:

* Cyclorama of Evolution of Life
* Nature in Art section
* Manuscript section
* Evolution of Man section
* Dinosaurs of India section

The Natural History Museum has received on loan from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Archaeology and Museums, Punjab, six glass showcases having beautiful pheasants mounted by Rowland Ward, London. They are a pair of Lady Amherst's Pheasants, a pair of Blood Pheasants, a pair of Kirghiz Pheasants, a pair of English White Pheasants, a pair of Satyr Tragopan and a pair of Melanistic Mutant Pheasants. These are also on display in the section.

The section also includes the taxidermy specimens (black panther and lion) given on loan by the Chhatbir Zoo, Punjab.

On display are also some beautiful paintings by Anandi Devi. Her works of water colour on paper reflect a botanical study of flowering plants. Paintings of Plumaria acutifolia, Thunbergia laurifolia, Passiflora, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis etc. show a close observation of the subject matter by a naturalist.

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
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