Sunday, 19 November 2017

Bihar Museum

Bihar Museum is a modern state of the art museum being constructed in Patna. 'The children's museum', the main entrance area, and an orientation theatre were the only parts opened to the public in August 2015. in October 2017 remaining galleries is now opened. More than 100 artefacts were transferred here from Patna Museum.
It was planned as a history museum for the state of Bihar, and began construction in Bailey Road, Patna, Bihar, India, in October 2013 with an estimated budget of ₹498 crore (US$78 million). The Museum was planned to bring the region's thousands year history into focus, inspiring local residents and visitors from across the globe to explore Bihar’s rich heritage, historic sites and cultural

A 25,000 square meters museum and marketplace concept was to be developed, with "G+1" structure and with a very small portion being "G+4". It is six-storey building spread over 5.6 hectares, having 24,000 square meters of built area.
Japan's Maki & Associates along with Mumbai's Opolis Architects was to develop the architectural design of the Bihar Museum. The proposal included four core exhibition galleries, educational, lobby, administrative and permanent gallery
The government had signed a Memorandum of understanding with Canada-based consultancy firm Lord Cultural Resources in July 2011 to appoint them consultant for the project. In January 2012, the state cabinet approved the selection of Japan-based Maki & Associates and its Indian partner OPOLIS, Mumbai as the primary consultant architect for the project.
Noted Film Maker Bobby Bedi's company, Kaleidoscope India Private Limited has produced the audiovisual and filmed content for the museum.

In October 2017, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited Bihar Museum with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. 2300 year old Didarganj Yakshi is also in Bihar Museum. The artefacts from ancient India era to 1764 are kept in Bihar Museum and those of post-1764 period are kept at Patna Museum.

It is located in Patna, the capital city of the East Indian state of Bihar. Its exact location is on the southern flank of Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Bailey Road, in Patna. It is spread over an area of 13.9 acres. The site of the proposed museum was earlier occupied by seven old bungalows between LN Mishra Institute and Hartali Mor in Bailey Road. Later in March 2013, the building construction department demolished all the bungalows.

There are nine galleries opened to public in Bihar Museum.

  • Orientation gallery
  • children gallery
  • regional gallery
  • contemporary gallery
  • historical art galleries
  • Bihari Diaspora gallery
  • visible storage gallery


Jawarlal Nehru Marg (Bailey Road),
Patna, Bihar 800001, India



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