best art museums in India


Date: 20/8/2018

Art Culture Festival (ACF) is an art forum that promotes art culture and festivals in the Country. An initiative of an NGO Good Cause, ACF has conducted a four month online and offline survey, taking place from April 5 2018 to August 5 2018. A detailed research project to fairly identify the best art museums in India:

Credibility of the report:

Research undertaken by ACF team of Art Curators, Journalists and Critics, sponsored by Good Cause. A detailed four page questionnaire was prepared and distributed on the streets of Mumbai and Delhi, and via our online portals.

Participants online and offline include journalists, artists, critics and specialists, gallerists and historians, as well as local city dwellers. Number of participants are approximately 2000 per State: 1000 online and offline respectively.

The report is based on the latest data gathered.

As per the survey and the results of the report, the best Museums in India are:

  • Salar Jung Museum – An art museum situated in the beautiful city of Hyderabad, Salar Jung Museum contains a collection of paintings, textiles, metallic artifacts, clocks and carvings from various countries like China, North America, Egypt, Nepal, Europe, Burma and India. It got acknowledged as an institution of National importance by the Indian Parliament.
  • Calico Museum – One of the most admired tourist attractions in the city of AhmedabadCalico Museum was started by Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai in the year 1949. It has a mind-blowing collection of fabrics ranging from pre-historic cloth paintings to the gorgeous Indian fabrics; one will definitely be fascinated by the spectacular work of art displayed at the calico Museum. The textiles that have been put on display were once used by the Mughal rulers of ancient times. And these are well taken care by the authorities.
  • Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum – An ancient museum that displays the decorative arts collection of 19th century,  Bhau Daji Lad Museum was opened for the public on May 2, 1872 and that time it was known as Victoria and Albert Museum. The exhibits at this museum are gratifying and give a reflection of life in Mumbai in Nineteenth century. Some of the collections include historical photographs, clay models, maps and costumes.
  • National Museum – One of the largest museums of India, National Museum has diverse articles from the magnificent ancient era. It was constructed in 1949 on the corner of Janpath in the lively city of Delhi. It is a best place to visit as one gets to know about the luxury coaches of trains, which were a long time back used by the great kings. It houses a variety of collections that include jewelry, paintings, armors, decorative arts and manuscripts. There is also a Buddhist section where one can find head of a Buddha statue, and Buddha Stupa having remnants of Gautam Buddha, constructed in 3rd century BCE by Sovereign Ashoka.
  • Indian Museum – Established in 1814 by Asiatic society of Bengal in Kolkatta, Indian Museum has a unique collection of armors, skeletons, Mughal paintings and ornaments. It possesses six sections containing five galleries of creative and scientific work of arts that is archaeology, geology, economic beauty and art. Being one of the oldest museums in the globe, it is one of the most sought after places of India that one must not give a miss on holidays in Kolkata.
  • About Good Cause

    Good Cause is a not-for-profit organization, which has consciously chosen to work closely with emerging and hidden talent in the fields of art, culture, and craft. These include artists/artistes from smaller places who remain anonymous due to their lack of exposure and connect.  Good Cause nurtures talent until they are confident of expanding their horizons. Good Cause organises group shows, assist participation in global arenas and provide access to promoters and gallerists, other than actively promoting them on digital media.

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