The Chandigarh Museum & Art GalleryCurrently Closed
The Government Museum & Art Gallery dates back to the most important year in Indian History, the year of independence 1947. It is one of the most important museums of India which houses a fantastic collection of Gandharan sculptures, Pahari and Rajasthani miniature paintings. Before the partition all these objects, paintings, sculptures and decorative forms were kept in the central museum of Lahore, the former capital of Punjab. In 1948, all these objects were divided and a part of the whole amount of objects was given to India which mainly consisted of Gandhara School paintings and sculpture and some Mughala and Pahari styles of paintings. These were first kept in Amritsar, then Shimla, Patiala and then finally shifted to Chandigarh.
Of all the museums in India, this is a very popular one not only because of the exclusive collection that it boasts of but for many other reasons. The location of the gallery in the heart of the city with the wonderful backdrop of the Shivalik Range is the main reason for its popularity. The Chandigarh College of Art is a part of the vast complex here. The building in itself is an attraction. The famous architect of the British Period, Le Corbusier designed it himself and it was established under the efficient guidance of Dr. M.S. Randhawa who was a great patron of art and was the then commissioner of Chandigarh.
The museum is divided into four sections out of which the art gallery is the largest, the other three being, the Chandigarh Architecture Museum, The Natural History Museum and the National Gallery of portraits.
- Keep your phones switched off.
- Do not touch any of the items on display.
- Maintain silence and discipline in the museum.
- Still camera charge is Rs 5.
- The nearest airport is the Chandigarh Air force based Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Chandigarh Junction Railway Station.
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51.77% of people who visit Chandigarh include The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery in their plan
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People usually take around 4 Hrs to see The Chandigarh Museum & Art Gallery
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1)In Hindi; सरकारी संग्रहालय और आर्ट गैलरी को स्विस पैदा हुए फ्रांसीसी वास्तुकार, ले कॉर्बूसियर द्वारा उनके सहयोगी आर्किटेक्ट्स अर्थात् मनमोहन नाथ शर्मा, पियरे जेनरेट और शिव दत्त शर्मा के साथ डिजाइन किया गया था। डिजाइन 1 9 60-62 की अवधि के दौरान पूरा हो गया था और निर्माण 1 9 62 और 1 9 67 के बीच हुआ था। यह ले कॉर्बूसियर द्वारा डिजाइन किए गए तीन संग्रहालयों का हिस्सा है, अन्य दो संस्कार केंद्र, अहमदाबाद और पश्चिमी कला संग्रहालय, टोक्यो के राष्ट्रीय संग्रहालय हैं। 2)In English; The Government Museum and Art Gallery was designed by the Swiss born French architect, Le Corbusier along with his associate architects namely Manmohan Nath Sharma, Pierre Jeanneret and Shiv Dutt Sharma. The design was completed during the period of 1960-62 and construction took place between 1962 and 1967. It is part of the three museums designed by Le Corbusier, the other two being Sanskar Kendra, Ahmedabad and National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo.
Its in Le Corb's city so building orientation, design, facade, design treatments are superbly done. The decorum of museum is very well maintained every sculpture, art is nicely preserved. Any history or art lover can go there and spend a good quality time. I visited there twice but had same issue of electricity problem in Architecture Museum block.
Excellent place for a learning experience! Totally loved the evolution of man depicted through humongous portraits. You should never miss visiting the other part of the building!
Very very good place. A historical place. You will learn many things like history of Chandigarh. Please take your children here. Entry ticket is very economical...
Government museum and art Gallery is Located in Sector 10, chandigarh near the museum of natural history. The museum is home to numerous sculptures, paintings, pieces of art, artifacts among other things. Thronged by schoolchildren, a trip to the museum is both educating and entertaining. Entry fee Rs10 per pax, kids below 14 yrs are free. In the same ticket u can also visit the Museum of natural history which is quite nearby and houses fossils of prehistoric species of plants and animals. Both the museums can b easily covered in 2 hours and are a must do especially for families with young kids There is a military tank in d car parking right outside the museum