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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
06-February-2018 16:12 IST
107 museum professionals given specialized training to improve standards of Indian museums: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

1,08,881 art objects have been digitized and uploaded on the portal under project JATAN

 

The Government has taken a number of steps to improve museum administration which inter alia include storage management, proper display, facilities for visitors, publicity, capacity building, security etc. This is an ongoing activity. The Ministry of Culture does not allocate funds to States/UTs for upkeep of museums. It is responsible for museums under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture only. The details of the funds allocated over the last five years for their upkeep is given below:

S.No.

Organisation

Financial Year

(Rs. in Crore)

 

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

 2016-17

1

National Museum, New Delhi

17.90

21.08

32.29

40.26

35.50

2

National Gallery Modern Art, New Delhi

16.22

17.90

22.35

26.33

35.58

3

Allahabad Museum, Allahabad

5.64

5.51

7.14

8.75

3.94

4

Indian Museum, Kolkata

25.85

11.13

22.41

20.55

9.91

5

Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

24.15

22.52

24.49

24.00

26.70

6

Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata

10.28

10.42

34.09

47.84

8.75

7

National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata

67.63

67.39

85.71

84.75

77.95

 

Government has taken up capacity building of museum professionals including curators to improve standards of Indian Museums. During the period 2012-2017, a total of 107 museum professionals have been provided specialised training.

The Ministry of Culture has taken up a project named as JATAN in collaboration with C-DAC, Pune for creating an online digital repository of museum collections on the national portal www.museumsofindia.gov.in for the museums under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture. Digitization and uploading on the portal is a continuous process. Till now, 1,08,881 art objects have been digitized and uploaded on the portal.

This information was given by Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

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