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Bangladesh National Museum
Dhaka, Bangladesh
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The Bangladesh National Museum (BNM) is a national institution devoted to collection, preservation, exhibition and research works on the artifacts of historical, cultural and natural heritage. In 1983 on 17 November BNM was opened to the public incorporating the Dhaka Museum. The Dacca Museum was formally inaugurated by Lord Carmichael in a single room of the secretariat on 7 August 1913. The relics of ancient Bengali civilization representing Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and other tribal people, the archaeological artifacts and the specimens of glorious Liberation War are the most significant objects of BNM. The museum has the largest collection of historical objects, sculptures, terracotta plaque and wood, architectural pieces of stones and woods, coins, ornaments, inscriptions, manuscripts, documents, metal works and paintings are important one. In addition museum has good collections of medieval arms and weapons, ivory works, boats, embroidered quilts, woodcarvings, wooden furniture, musical instruments, textiles, ceramics, objects of folk arts, contemporary arts and world civilization. Specimens of natural heritage like flora, fauna, rocks and minerals have enriched the collections of BNM. The museum is situated at the heart of the capital city of Dhaka in a four-storied building. It has a total of nearly 86,000 objects in its four curatorial departments such as, (i) Department of History and Classical Art (ii) Department of Ethnography and Decorative Art (iii) Department of Contemporary Art and world Civilization (iv) Department of Natural History . The museum displays its objects in 44 galleries within a total exhibition area of more than 20,000 square meters.

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Address
Shahbag, Dhaka-1000 
City
Dhaka
Country
Bangladesh 
Website
www.bangladeshmuseum.gov.bd
Contributor
Shikha Noor Munshi 

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  • Model of Palanquin
    Bangladesh
    BCE 19th century ~ BCE 19th century
    Bangladesh National Museum
  • An Image of Arya Tara
    Bangladesh
    BCE 8th century ~ BCE 8th century
    Bangladesh National Museum
  • Family
    Bangladesh
    BCE 20th century ~ BCE 20th century
    Bangladesh National Museum

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