Nagaland celebrates International Museum Day

Students with the officials during a visit to State Museum, Kohima on May 18.

Free entry to State Museum Kohima from May 18-20

Our Correspondent

Kohima | May 18

The State Museum Kohima under the Department of Art & Culture, Nagaland today joined the rest of the country in observing International Museum Day. The State Museum is located at the Directorate of Art & Culture, Bayavii Hill, Kohima.

About 155 students from various educational institutions including domestic tourists visited the museum today. Adela Moa, Director, Art & Culture welcomed the students and the faculty on their visit.

The attraction of this year’s celebration is the Archaeological and Heritage Gallery which was recently inaugurated by Art & Culture and Treasuries & Accounts, Advisor, K Konngam Konyak.

In honour of International Museum Day, the department offers free entry for visitors to the state museum for three days (May 18 to 20) from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

In this, the departments extended its invitation to one and all to visit the State Museum.

The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness about the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”

Source informed that International Museum Day was celebrated for the first time 40 years ago.

All around the world, more and more museums participate in International Museum Day.

Last year, more than 37,000 museums participated in the event in about 158 countries and territories.


About State Museum Kohima

The State Museum Kohima showcases the unique cultural traditions of various Naga tribes. The priceless collection commands an unparalled position for research scholars, tourist and visitors interested in the arts and culture of Nagaland, according to the Annual Administrative Report 2022-2023 of the Department of Art & Culture, Nagaland.

The State Museum has around 3000 collective items of textiles, ornaments, traditional tools & weapons, handicrafts etc. on display in the museum dioramas.

During 2022-23, twenty VVIPs, 300 uniformed police and paramilitary personnel, 1500 students for educational tours etc. visited the museum.

In term of Archaeology, the report stated that a total of 1786 artifacts (antiquities-pottery, hunting tolls, working tools, decorative items, ornaments, traditional dresses etc. have been registered to date under Registering Office, Dimapur.


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