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Museums of Tamilnadu

Government Museum, Chennai

Well worth visiting , the Government Museum is on Pantheon Road between Egmore and Anna Salai. The building originally belonged to a group of eminent British citizens, known as the Pantheon Committee, who were responsible for improving the social life of the British in Madras. Museums in Tamilnadu, Tamilnadu Museums, Museums of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Museums, Museums Tour Tamil Nadu, South Indian Museums, Southern India Museums The Main Building has a fine archaeological section representing all the major South Indian periods including Chola, Vijayanagar, Hoysala and Chalukya. It also houses a good ethnology collection. The bronze gallery has a superb collection of Chola art. One of the most impressive is the bronze of Ardhanariswara, the androgynous incarnation of Shiva. The museum complex is open 9.30 am to 5 pm; closed Friday and public holidays.

National Art Gallery, Chennai

The National Art Gallery was established in 1857. There are sections on geology, archaeology anthropology, numismatics, botany, zoology and sculpture, besides a collection of armoury.

Silappathikara Art Gallery, Poompuhar

A beautiful seven tired building of great sculptural value has been built as Sillappathikara Art Gallery. Museums in Tamilnadu, Tamilnadu Museums, Museums of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Museums, Museums Tour Tamil Nadu, South Indian Museums, Southern India Museums The first storey is 12" high, and each storey above it has a height of 5' . The topmost part which has 'Kalasams with a height of 8'. The total height of Art gallery is 50'.

The 'Magara Thoranavayil' at the entrance of the Art Gallery imparts an imposing and beautiful look to the whole structure. Its height is 22½'. It has been designed on the pattern of Magara Thorana Vayil, found in Suruli Malai Mangala Devi Koil. There is also an anklet shaped tank in the Art-Gallery. On this side of this tank are installed the statues of Kannagi (9½') and Mathavi (8½')

Scenes from Sillappathikaram, the Epic of the land have been given lively shapes in stones on the walls of the Gallery. These sculptures carved by the sculptors of Mamallapuram Art College remain the treasure house of Tamil Culture.

Government Museums at Ooty

The government museum, Mysore Road, Ooty has items of tribal objects, district's ecological details and representative sculptural arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu.Museums in Tamilnadu, Tamilnadu Museums, Museums of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Museums, Museums Tour Tamil Nadu, South Indian Museums, Southern India Museums It was set up in 1989, with a view to provide education benefits to the residing and visiting population of Nilgiris district.

Thanjavur Art Gallery

A remarkable collection of south Indian sculptures and paintings is housed in the old palace buildings at Thanjavur (Tanjore). Thanjavur has been an art centre of great importance throughout almost the entire history of Tamil Nadu. During the Chola period, two magnificent temples were built in this region, the Brihadeswara Temple and the Gangaikondacholapuram Temple ( tenth to 11th centuries). Today, the town is a flourishing centre for bronze sculpture, stonework and paintings.

The palace was originally built by the Nayak rulers of Tamil Nadu. It was this dynasty that added to and enlarged many of the temples, with ornate and often huge sculptures. The palace building, set within a large compound, also contains the Saraswati Library and the Sangeetha Sabha, or Music Hall.

Within the museum there is a gallery with a representative collection of stone sculpture from the Pallava, Chola, Pandya and Nayaka periods. Another gallery contains samples of the characteristic glass paintings of Tanjore.

Hours: 9 am-1 pm; 3-6 pm except government holidays, especially those of importance in south India.

Fort St. George Museum, Chennai
Fort St. George Museum at Chennai houses a collection of portraits and paintings of former governors of Chennai and the English royalty. Other objects that are displayed at the museum are coins, weapons, porcelain, the communion vessels of the church etc.

Government State Museum Chennai
The Government museum at Chennai has a collection of Amarvati sculptures and the Bronze Gallery, besides other artifacts and articles. The collection of Amaravati sculptors at the museum includes panels, carved railings, pillars and Buddha statues of white marble from a Buddhist stupa excavated at Amaravati. The bronze gallery has bronze sculptures belonging to the later Pallavas, Cholas, Hoyasalas and Chalukya periods.

Thanjavur Art Gallery, Tanjore
The present day Thanjavur art gallery was once the palace of the Nayaks of Thanjavur and the viceroys of the Vijayanagara rulers. Built in 1600, it is a wonderful and magnificent piece of architecture. The huge compound encompasses a complex, which includes the Saraswati Library and the Sangeetha Sabha or Music Hall along with the art gallery. The most important attraction at the Thanjavur art gallery is the sculpture section where south Indian stone sculptures belonging to the Pallava and the Nayaka period are exhibited.

Madurai Government Museum
The Government Museum at Madurai is yet another repository of cultural heritage of the state and the adjoining regions. The Museum has different sections on anthropology, archaeology, zoology, numismatology, geology and botany. The Museum also has a fine collection of bronze artifacts.

Silappathikaram Art Gallery, Poompuhar
The Sillappathikaram Art Gallery is a beautiful building of great sculptural value. The first storey of the art gallery is 12" high and every subsequent storey above it has a height of 5'. Scenes from Sillappathikaram, the great Epic, have been projected in stones on the walls of the art Gallery. The sculptors of Mamallapuram Art College carved the sculptures at the Sillappathikaram Art Gallery.

Government Museum, Ooty
The government museum at Ooty has a diverse collection of tribal objects, Ooty's ecological details and numerous sculptural arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu. This museum was set up in 1989, with the aim of providing information to the local and visiting population of the region.

 

Monuments and Museums in Tamilnadu
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Vivekananda Museum Chennai Valluvar Kottam
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