Bihar model beckons

Print edition : January 05, 2018

The museum has been built as an art and exhibition space designed to house art and archaeological objects and host contemporary art exhibitions. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Didarganj Yakshi (3rd century BCE). This Mauryan sandstone sculpture is widely regarded as one of the finest artefacts of ancient Indian art and is currently housed in Bihar Museum. Photo: By Special Arrangement

At the Children’s Gallery, which was opened in 2015. Photo: Goutam Dey

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Chief Secretary and Nodal Officer of the Museum project Anjani Kumar Singh with the artists Bose Krishnamachari (centre) and Subodh Gupta (right). Photo: By Special Arrangement

Bihar Museum, a significant initiative by the State government, has the potential to inspire similar projects across the country. But its success hinges on the extent of functional autonomy it enjoys, financial support and visionary leadership.
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