Bangladesh National Museum is at the centre of pride and heritage of Bangladesh. Bangladesh has been a place of historical importance for many years. All we know about the matter that a museum conserves and exhibit the tradition, customs and heritage of a country. When entering a museum, you can learn important concepts that derived from history, tradition, customs, persons, art, cultures and so on. There are a lot of historical and art museum and galleries in Dhaka.
But the NATIONAL MUSEUM is exceptional.
It was founded in 1913 by the British Governor of Bengal. Now it is a four storey building with 46 galleries; have an extensive collection of artifacts. Bangladesh National Museum is the home of a countless number of rare and priceless artifacts. Bangladesh can be feeling proud to have such a preserver of artifacts.
Mustafa Kamal is the architect of the Bangladesh National Museum and Dr. Enamul Haque was the first Director General of Bangladesh National Museum. The museum is playing an important role in the preservation of our culture.
Bangladesh National Museum has eighty-five thousand collections of Bangladesh history. The massive four-story building is not only home. The large exhibition halls are the conservatory laboratory, three auditoriums, library, photographic gallery, temporary exhibition hall and an audio-visual division. The Museum has archaeology, beautiful, decorative and coeval art, history, natural history and world civilization. Amidst the striking collection of paintings, visitors will find ancient relics and items that date back centuries and act as memorabilia to the civilizations that once roamed Bangladesh. The Museum is particularly rich in stone, metal and timber’s sculptures, gold, silver and cup rum coins, in the stone monument and copperplates and in terracotta’s and other art of archaeological interest. The museum has the large collection of arms and armor in Indian Subcontinent. It has large items of natural history and ethnographic interest. The Museum has the huge collection of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin works and other artists.
The National Museum also represents of freedom struggle culminating in the liberation war of Bangladesh and it also a big collection of Bangla language movement Items. Seminars and workshops hosted by the museum, answer many questions in regard to lost worlds and educate the public on the wonderful collections that are preserved with the museum walls. It is truly a remarkable attraction and a noteworthy sight. The museum welcomes thousands of visitors in each year and is amongst the most popular attractions in the city
Bangladesh National Museum was merely a center point where the selected artifacts from around the country had been gathered by the authorities. But that time is now over. The Museum authority has done many significant roles including preservation. Over 57000 local and foreign visitors visit this spectacular museum every year