Lahore Museum to be Revamped @ Rs. 100m.

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Lahore Museum was established in 1894 and is one of the major museums of South Asia. Lahore Museum is also known as Central Museum. It is located opposite the old University Hall, a Mughal style building on the Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam. The Museum contains some fine specimens of Mughal and Sikh door-ways and wood-work and contains a large collection of paintings dating back to Mughal, Sikh and British era.

A project for expansion and upgradation of Lahore Museum is being carried out at a cost of Rs 100 million.

So far rupees one million has been spent on the project while Rs 17 million has been allocated for the project to be utilised during the current fiscal year. The government is implementing a comprehensive programme for renovation and upgradation of museum and cultural heritage.

Lahore Museum has a collection of musical instruments, ancient jewellery, textiles, pottery and armory. There are relics from the Graeco-Bactrian times as well as well as some Tibetan and Nepalese work.

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The museum has a number of objects of Greco-Buddhist sculptures, Mughal and Pahari paintings on display. The Fasting Buddha is one of the unique collections of the museum.

I will try to share more information on the renovation work as it comes. I hope that the concerned officials will ensure in-time completion of these projects as per specifications. More than a major museum of South Asia, I hope that Lahore museum becomes a well-noticed remarkable attraction to the rest of the world as well.

[Source: Associated Press of Pakistan; Wikipedia; Flickr.]

2 Comments so far

  1. Jus (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 8:14 am

    Do you mean to say its closed for renovation? when will it be opened again? is it near to Lahore Cantt?


  2. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

    Its on Mall Road.



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