In an effort to bring qualitative changes in Museums in India to keep pace with the International developments in the field, the Ministry of Culture has initiated 14 point agenda on Museum Reforms in 2009. There arevarious National level museums, namely National Museum (New Delhi), 3 wings of National Gallery of Modern Art (Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai), Indian Museum (Kolkata), Victoria Memorial Hall (Kolkata), Salarjung Museum (Hyderabad), 23 Science Centre under National Council of Science Museum (Kolkata) and Allahabad Museum (Allahabad), which are directly under the administrative control of the Ministry of Culture.
Besides, there are forty four site museums under the control of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). These museums have a large collection of artefacts, paintings, sculptures, coins etc. Up-gradation and modernization of these museums are taken up by the Government from time to time. These museums are in good condition.
Details of fund allocated for maintaining the above museums and the details of funds sanctioned for various other museums under the ‘Museum Grant Scheme’ is given below.
PRESERVATION OF MUSEUMS AND ARTEFACTS
|Allocation of Plan funds for maintenance of museums including Archaeological Survey of India’s museums during last three years|
|S.No.||Organization||Allocated budget(Rupees in lakhs)|
|1.||National Museum, Delhi||890.00||1135.00||2000.00|
|2.||Allahabad Museum, Allahabad||250.00||250.00||175.00|
|3.||National Gallery of Modern Art ( Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai)||900.00||1300.00||1700.00|
|4.||Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad||900.00||850.00||1350.00|
|5.||Indian Museum, Kolkata||750.00||10600.00||1400.00|
|6.||Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata||720.00||700.00||2800.00|
|7.||National Council of Science Museum, Kolkata||3100.00||3300.00||3375.00|
|8.||Museums under Archeological Survey of India||389.27||388.04||505.00|
|Funds sanctioned for various other museums under the Museum Grant Scheme during the last three years(Rupees in lakhs)|