Terms to Remember:

Painting: the action or skill of using paint, either in a picture or as decoration. expression of ideas and emotions, with the creation of certain aesthetic qualities, in a two-dimensional visual language

Sculpture : the art of making two- or three-dimensional representative or abstract forms, especially by carving stone or wood or by casting metal or plaster – wiki

Pottery: pots, dishes, and other articles made of fired clay. Pottery can be broadly divided into earthenware, porcelain, and stoneware.

textiles arts: arts and crafts that use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to construct practical or decorative objects

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An Art Museum or Art Gallery:  a building or space for the display of art, usually from the museum’s own collection – wiki

Q. Which of the below Major cities with Art Museums are located ?

Government Museum (Bangalore)
Government Museum, Chennai
Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
National Museum, New Delhi
All of the above

Ans: E

Note: Below are the Major Cities with art Museum

National Museum, New Delhi, 1949
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai (formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India), 10 January 1922
Indian Museum, Kolkata
Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
Government Museum (Bangalore)
Government Museum, Chennai
Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh

 

Q. Choose below Archaeological museums in india

Sanghol Museum
Sarnath Museum
State Archaeological Gallery, Kolkata
Victoria Jubilee Museum, Vijayawada
All of the above

Ans: E

Archaeological museums in india

AP State Archaeology Museum, Hyderabad
Archaeological Museum, Thrissur
City Museum, Hyderabad
Government Museum, Mathura
Government Museum, Tiruchirappalli
Hill Palace, Tripunithura, Ernakulam
Odisha State Museum, Bhubaneswar
Patna Museum
Pazhassi Raja Archaeological Museum, Kozhikode
Sanghol Museum
Sarnath Museum
State Archaeological Gallery, Kolkata
Victoria Jubilee Museum, Vijayawada

 

Q. Choose below Modern art museums in india

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi – established 1954.
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai – established 1996.
National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore – inaugurated 2009.
Kolkata Museum of Modern Art – foundation laid in 2013.
All of the above

Ans: E

 

Q. On which year National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore inaugurted ?

2010

2011

2009

2008

Ans : C

 

Q. Which of the below Museum has volunteered objects from its collection firstly among indian museums on the Google Art Project which is a non- commercial initiative of Google through the Google Cultural Institute ?

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai in  2016

Sanghol Museum

City Museum, Hyderabad

Odisha State Museum, Bhubaneswar

Ans : A

 

Q. Which of the below museums have an adapted version of Google Street View designed to photograph building interiors ?

Indian Museum
Salar Jung Museum
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

National Gallery of Moden Art

All of the above

Ans: E

 

Q. In which year, the Museum won UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Award of Excellence in Cultural Conservation after being restored by conservation architect Vikas Dilawari

2005

2006

2007

2004

Ans : A

 

Q. In which year, the Museum received the International Quality Crown award in the gold category for its focus on quality, continuous innovation, and customer satisfaction

2015

2016

2017

2018

Ans: B

 

Q. Which of the below Museum of known as “Prince of Wales Museum of Western India”

National Museum, New Delhi, 1949
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai
Indian Museum, Kolkata
Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

Ans: B

 

Q. Which of the indian Businessman’s art collections are donated in 1921 for  “Prince of Wales Museum of Western India” Mumbai

Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata
Ans: B

 

Art’s Section of Prince of Wales Museum of Western India” Mumbai

  • Displays the collections of Sir Purushottam Mavji, acquired in 1915
  • collections of Sir Ratan Tata and Sir Dorab Tata, donated in 1921 and 1933 respectively
  • features palm leaf manuscripts dating to the 11th-12th centuries to the early 19th century pahari paintings
  • paintings from the Sultanate period
  • manuscripts:
    • 17th-century manuscript of the Hindu epic Ramayana from Mewar
    • Anwar-Suhayli painted in Mughal emperor Akbar’s studio
  • sections dedicated to arms and armour and another to Nepali and Tibetan art
  • arms and armour section contains a finely decorated armour of Akbar dating to 1581 CE

 

Archaeological Section of Prince of Wales Museum of Western India” Mumbai

  • The Indus Valley Culture Gallery houses fishing hooks, weapons, ornaments and weights and measures from the Indus Valley civilization (2600–1900 BCE)
  • Artefacts from the excavation of the Buddhist stupa of Mirpurkhas, were housed in the Museum in 1919
  • The sculpture collection holds Gupta (280 to 550 CE)
  • terracotta figures from Mirpurkhas in Sind of the early 5th century
  • artefacts dating to the Chalukyan era (6th-12th century, Badami Chalukyas and Western Chalukyas)
  • sculptures of the Rashtrakuta period (753 – 982 CE) from Elephanta

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Indian Museum, Kolkata – 2 February 1814; 208 years ago

Q. ______is the ninth oldest museum in the world

Indian Museum, Kolkata

 

Q. ______is the oldest and largest museum in India

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Notes:

The large collection of ancient and medieval Indian artifacts include the complete railings and gateways of the Buddhist stupa from Bharhut (the bare stupa is still at Bharhut, near Satna, MP).

The Bharhut panels are unique in that they are properly labelled in the Brahmi script.

Are preserved are Buddha’s relics, a copy of the Lion Capital of Ashoka from an Ashoka pillar (original in the Sarnath Museum) whose four-lion symbol became the official emblem of the Republic of India, fossil skeletons of prehistoric animals, an art collection, rare antiques, and a collection of meteorites.

 

Q. The famous original sandstone sculpted Lion Capital of Ashoka preserved at which Museum ?

Sarnath Museum

 

Q. Which museum contains prehistoric artifacts such as the huge skeleton of a dinosaur.

Indian Museum, Kolkata

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Q. In which year “Salar Jung Museum” is inagurated ?

16 December 1951

 

Q. In which year “Salar Jung Museum” is established ?

1855

 

Salar Jung Museum

  • The museum also has a collection of modern Indian artworks from the Bengal school.
  • Works by Raja Ravi Varma, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, M.F. Hussain, K.K. Hebbar, Rabindranath Tagore, Abanidranath Tagore and Nandalal Bose are displayed
  • A variety and array of clocks greet the visitor in the clock room
  • The museum has a famous Quran collection, from around the world in different fonts and designs, called the Quran Written with Gold and Silver.
  • There is a collection of about 600 Coins back from VijayNagar dynasty to Bahmani empire, Moghul empire and Modern India.
  • Few coins are 2300yrs old. Some Punch Mark coins from Kushan dynasty are also preserved. The coins are made of Silver, copper,lead and lead.

 

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Government Museum, Bangalore – Collections

  • Neolithic pottery from excavations carried out at Chandravalli,
  • excavations artifacts from Mohenjodaro, Halebid and Vijayanagar,
  • terracotta from Mathura
  • weapons from Kodagu
  • Many relics housed at the museum are as much as 5000 years old
  • Houses rare paintings of Deccan, Mysore and Tanjore kingdoms are found
  • The museum has sculpture from the Hoysala, Gandhara and Nolamba periods

 

Q. Which is the second oldest  museum in South India ?

Government Museum, Bangalore

 

Q. The new museum (the current structure) was planned and built by

1877 by Col. Richard Hieram Sankey, the Chief Engineer of Mysore State

 

Q. Which museum is popularly known as tamasha house ?

Government Museum, Bangalore

 

Q. Which museum is Home to early the earliest Kannada inscription (450 AD) and what inscription it is ?

Halmidi inscription. 450 CE – 500 CE

 

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Q. _______is the second oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata

Government Museum, Chennai

 

Government Museum, Chennai – Museum Complex

  • archeology,
  • numismatics,
  • zoology,
  • natural history,
  • sculptures,
  • palm-leaf manuscripts,
  • Amravati paintings

 

  • Since August 2004, the museum is also a designated “Manuscript Conservation Centre” (MCC) under the National Mission for Manuscripts established in 2003.
  • The museum has taken preventive care of about 19,007 manuscripts and given curative conservation treatment to about 7,402 manuscripts

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Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh – May 6, 1968

  • archeology,
  • numismatics,
  • inaugurated on 6 May 1968 by Dr. M. S. Randhawa, the then Chief Commissioner of Chandigarh.
  • Gandhara sculptures
    • contains 627 Gandharan sculptures
    • second largest collection of such artefacts in India, after the Indian Museum in Kolkata.
    • museum has many different sculptures of Buddha.
  • Ancient and Medieval Indian Sculptures
    • ancient terracotta heads from Akhnoor in Jammu, Ushkur in Kashmir
  • Metal sculptures
    • ures from Kangra, Nepal, Tibet, and southern India are present at the museum, including both Buddhist and Hindu sculptures.
  • Miniatures
    • Miniature Pahari, Rajasthani, Sikh and Mughal paintings are displayed at the museum
    • extensive collection of Pahari paintings consists primarily of Kangra paintings
  • Manuscripts
    • 18th and 19th century Devanagari, Gurmukhi and Persian manuscripts from Kullu, Kashmir, Rajasthan and Punjab are displayed at the museum.
  • A collection of artwork by artists such as
    • Abanindra Nath Tagore,
    • Akbar Padamsee,
    • Amrita Sher-Gil,
    • Bhupen Khakhar,
    • Bireswar Sen,
    • FN Souza,
    • Jamini Roy,
    • MF Husain,
    • Nandalal Bose,
    • Nicholas Roerich,
    • OP Sharma,
    • Raja Ravi Varma,
    • S. G. Thakur Singh,
    • Sobha Singh,
    • Tyeb Mehta
    • and many others is also present at the museum
  • Other Artefacts
    • One of the Kullu Masks at the Museum
    • Other artefacts, including a Patua scroll from Bengal, specimens of metal Kullu masks, papier-mâché, and folk sculptures from Bastar, Kangra and Kullu etc, are also housed at the Museum.

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