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National Museum Institute of History of Arts Conservation and Museology

Updated on: Feb 13, 2013
The National Museum, New Delhi as we see it today in the majestic building on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road is the prime museum in the country. The blue-print for establishing the National Museum in Delhi had been prepared by the Gwyer Committee set up by the Government of India in 1946. When an Exhibition of Indian Art consisting of selected artifacts from various museums of India, sponsored by the Royal Academy (London) with the co-operation of the Government of India and Britain, was on display in the galleries of Burlington House, London during the winter months of 1947-48, it was decided to display the same collection under a single roof in Delhi before the return of exhibits to their respective museums. Accordingly, the exhibition was held in the state rooms of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi in 1949, and it turned out to be a great success. In turn, the event proved responsible for the creation of National Museum.

NMI Delhi Important Dates

  • Last date for receipt of applications: June 05, 2012

  • Date of written/interview test:
    - M.A. History of Art: June 11, 2012 (10.30 a.m.)
    - M.A. Conservation: June 12, 2012 (10.30 a.m.)
    - M.A. Museology: June 13, 2012 (10.30 a.m.)

Training Course & Eligibility

Three-month intensive training course on "Care of Paintings". The aim of training is to impart theoretical and practical training in the field of Conservation of all types of Paintings.

Candidates from Art Academies, Departments of Archaeology, Museums & Archives and other allied institutions and practicing conservators from all over India shall be preferred. The basic qualification is graduation, preferably in science with one year experience in the field of art conservation. Ten candidates shall be selected on the basic of merit. Suitable scholarship shall be awarded to deserving candidates. Employees of Government Institutions may draw T.A/D.A from their respective Institutions.

Contact Details
National museum
Janpath, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi
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