The Government/Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will set up another museum at Purana Qila to house objects excavated from across India which have been lying in the Central Antiquities Collection (CAC) at Purana Quila by April 2020, informed Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of Tourism, Government of India in a written reply in the Lok Sabha yesterday.
The objective to open new museum is to display antiquities such as tools, potteries, terracotta, beads of semi-precious stones, sculptures, architectural fragments, etc. for general public, students and research scholars.
The museum will be housed in the arched cells of Purana Qila. Central Antiquity Collection Section is acentre for housing the collection of antiquities explored and excavated by Archaeological Survey of India. These antiquities date backfrom the Prehistoric period to post Independence era. The estimated cost of the project is INR 2 crore.
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