Artifacts in Indian Museum across the country – 1,08,881 art objects have been digitized and uploaded on the portal under project JATAN

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107 museum professionals given specialized training to improve standards of Indian museums: Dr. Mahesh Sharma 

1,08,881 art objects have been digitized and uploaded on the portal under project JATAN

Posted On: 06 FEB 2018 4:12PM by PIB Delhi
 

The Government has taken a number of steps to improve museum administration which inter alia include storage management, proper display, facilities for visitors, publicity, capacity building, security etc. This is an ongoing activity. The Ministry of Culture does not allocate funds to States/UTs for upkeep of museums. It is responsible for museums under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture only. The details of the funds allocated over the last five years for their upkeep is given below:

S.No. Organisation Financial Year

(Rs. in Crore)

    2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16  2016-17
1 National Museum, New Delhi 17.90 21.08 32.29 40.26 35.50
2 National Gallery Modern Art, New Delhi 16.22 17.90 22.35 26.33 35.58
3 Allahabad Museum, Allahabad 5.64 5.51 7.14 8.75 3.94
4 Indian Museum, Kolkata 25.85 11.13 22.41 20.55 9.91
5 Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad 24.15 22.52 24.49 24.00 26.70
6 Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata 10.28 10.42 34.09 47.84 8.75
7 National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata 67.63 67.39 85.71 84.75 77.95

 

Government has taken up capacity building of museum professionals including curators to improve standards of Indian Museums. During the period 2012-2017, a total of 107 museum professionals have been provided specialised training.

The Ministry of Culture has taken up a project named as JATAN in collaboration with C-DAC, Pune for creating an online digital repository of museum collections on the national portal www.museumsofindia.gov.in for the museums under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture. Digitization and uploading on the portal is a continuous process. Till now, 1,08,881 art objects have been digitized and uploaded on the portal.

This information was given by Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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