Message from Director's Desk

Director's Message


Shri Arijit Dutta Choudhury

Director, indian museum

Greetings from Indian Museum Kolkata!

Indian Museum is the oldest and largest museum in our country. Founded on February 2, 1814, by Dr Nathanial Wallich, a Danish Botanist, the Indian Museum is the first Museum in the Asia-Pacific region and has played the role of a leader in setting the tone for the museum movement in the continent. In its two centuries of history, the Indian Museum, considered the first National Museum in India, has grown enormously in terms of its collections and scope, to now become the largest repository of the nation’s cultural heritage.  This multipurpose Institution with multidisciplinary activities is the pride of the nation being included as an Institute of National Importance in Article 62 of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.

A D Choudhury

About Museum

Founded in 1814 at the cradle of the
Asiatic Societyof Bengal (at the present
building of the Asiatic Society,
1 Park Street, Kolkata), Indian Museum
is the oldest and the largest  Museum…