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