Rajasthan famous Museum: The Government Central Museum

Jaipur Museum, the most famous Museum isCentral-Museum the Government Central Museum or Albert museum which was constructed under the supervision of Lt. Swinton Jacob, a British Army officer in 1876. Then the king of Jaipur, Maharaja Ram Singh wanted this building to be used as the town hall but his successor Madho Singh decided to convert the building to an art museum.

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful as well as most frequented tourist destinations of India. This city is popularly known as the pink city of India. The founder of this city was Maharaja Jai Singh II.

Government Central Museum was opened to public in 1886. The Albert Hall is situated within the oldest Museum in the state, Ram Niwas Garden. This museum has many sections of ivory work, metal ware, lacquer work, textiles, jewellery, pottery, sculptures, arms, weapons, carved wooden objects, clay models, educational, scientific and zoological objects, ceramics, tribal costumes, oil and miniature paintings, clocks, musical instruments, inlay work, marble statues. And also there is a large collection of miniatures from the Kota, Bundi, Kishangarh, Jaipur and Udaipur schools of painting; some ceremonial robes worn by queens and kings and samples of wood block printing in the textile section.

Many galleries with the museum’s ground floor were renovated and reorganized from 1959 onwards. The central gallery stands for musical section of the Jaipur. Original musical instrument, folk and classical are displayed in their functional positions.

They include typical folk instruments like Kama, Masak, Yacha, Madal, Dadh, Khanjari, Bankia, Satari, Pungi, Iktara, Alogoja,etc. The dances illustrated in the gallery include classical ones such as kathak for which Jaipur Gharana is famous and the famous folk dances as Ghoomar Holi, Dandia etc.

So, if you visit Rajasthan then do not forget to visit the famous Government Central Museum.

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