Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery

Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery

Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad, a charismatic icon to many, laid the foundation of the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery in the year 1887. The Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery is well-endowed with a vast array of spectacular and extremely rare antiquities that has presented it with a completely new dimension and has also earned it immense respect and gratitude on a global scale. http://lh5.ggpht.com/_GzJtbur0XfI/R86g6Cy-RLI/AAAAAAAABFQ/eobs-gnHPGc/dsc06663.jpg

Today, the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery is recognized as one of the most sought after museums located in the eastern realm of India.

The Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery comprises of two separate buildings that possesses a meek exuberance of Indo-Saracenic engineering. Majority of the coveted articles residing in the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery of Gujarat was personally accrued by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad.

It was the sheer aspiration of two men which laid down the corner stone of this legendary mansion. They were RF Chisholm and Major RN Ment whose architectural magnificence gave shape to the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery of Gujarat.

Special Attractions

  • Graeco-Roman gallery
  • European Roman, 7th-18th centuries AD (pre-industrial period) and 8th-20th centuries AD
  • Unique exhibition Vestibule
  • Library armed with many books.
  • Store, Civilizations and Arts of Asia
  • Japanese Gallery
  • Tibetan and Nepalese Gallery
  • Egyptian along with Babylonian Gallery
  • Gallery dedicated to Chinese artifacts.
  • Islamic Gallery containing pictures descending from Persia, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Spain, etc.
  • Baroda room (Depicting Gujarati and Maratha artforms)
  • Indian art gallery.
  • Central Vestibule (Baroda state history)
  • Prehistoric room and a section featuring Archaeological specimens

Picture Gallery contains pictures of the following

  • Modern Indian picture gallery, natural history room
  • Zoology, Paleontology and Ethnology
  • Mineralogy, petrology, geology
The Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery at Gujarat is open to visitors from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, except on public holidays and Mondays.

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