PM Narendra Modi visits newly-opened Bihar Museum
“The exhibition encourages faith and curiosity. It is the best place to experience the confluence of history and culture,” This is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in the visitor’s book of the newly inaugurated Rs 500-crore Bihar Museum for which he even deviated from his official schedule to visit on October 14 .
Known to be Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s baby, the Bihar Museum is a treasure trove of the rich cultural and historical heritage of the state that makes us time travel from the pre-historic ages to the early 18th century AD. Besides this it gives us glimpses of contemporary art forms as well as an experiential learning zone for children, who comprise a major chunk of its visitors.
With a total of seven galleries – History, Historical Art, Contemporary and Regional Art, Bihari diaspora, Visual Storage, Children’s and Orientation, the museum promises to be a visual treat for art lovers. The Children’s and Orientation galleries were opened for the public in August 2015.
While the Orientation gallery is a sneak-peak into Bihar’s history, the Children’s gallery with its life-size replicas of birds, animals and natural settings, static and working models, scenes from different reigns, interactive audio-visuals and discovery room is …read more