Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art

Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art, Kolkata (Calcutta): Address, Phone Number, Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art Reviews: 4.5/5

Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art

Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art
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Asutosh museum of art and archaeology
Feb 2020 • Solo
Visited Asutosh museum recently . Truly awesome collection of paintings, textiles and sculptures - a large proportion from eastern and north India . Must visit for the South Asian history and art lover ! While some improvements may be desired regarding public access to the cataloging you will never be disappointed at the collection.
Written February 8, 2020
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Amazing Santan
Durgapur, India220 contributions
Reminiscent of old ages
Jan 2020
On my visit, I found that this museum itself was very old, leave alone the curios hosted here for the public. The spacious central hall and the artwork from North Bengal were fascinating me.
Written January 10, 2020
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Sue E
Bradford, UK82 contributions
If you can get in, well worth a visit.
Dec 2019 • Solo
A fantastic collection of stone sculptures dating back to the first century AD, terracotta reliefs, handicrafts, antique saris and kanthas, as well as a good display about Ashutosh himself in English. It's relatively easy to find, it's in the Ashutosh building at 53 College Street, part of Calcutta University. But you need to book online to visit, which is not possible without an Indian bank card. However they took pity on me when I arrived with no booking, and asked me to write a letter to the curator! I was then allowed to visit as a guest. No photos, and you can only buy things in the shop if you can pay online.
Written December 6, 2019
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bishalprasad17
Kolkata (Calcutta), India66 contributions
Good place
Mar 2018 • Friends
spread in big space and a wide collection of art and sclupture displayed there.It has a huge collection of books..
Written March 27, 2018
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mary t
6 contributions
great experience
Sep 2016
Tremendous quality of indian art on display. Sculptures from north bengal and indian/persian miniature especially good.
Written October 10, 2016
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Aritra B
Howrah, India104 contributions
Good place
Nov 2015 • Family
This is in a very big wide sread area and it has many old collections like skeletons coins books etc and it requires 2-3 hrs to complete the whole museum .
Written July 22, 2016
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krishnajha
Bhagalpur, India209 contributions
good collection; not well kept
Aug 2015 • Couples
The collection of arts and artifacts here is unbelievable. It is huge and varied but there's not a lot of information given along with them that just decreases their importance . The place has a huge collection of books. I was amazed by the stamp display. You won't find a lot of people here though, since the place is not very popular.
Written July 13, 2016
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
Priceless and haphazard collection. 4 stars if you're an enthusiast.
Jul 2015 • Solo
The first thing to know about the Asutosh is that it's much more of a storeroom than an educational facility. Several hundred, maybe a few thousand artifacts all displayed together with only the most basic info. A real jumble, but a lot of this stuff I've never seen before. Depictions of Europeans from the colonial era in native styles, ancient terra cottas that were maybe made by children- and hey, why not? The hallways on the first floor have 20th century paintings of ancient cave art that are masterpieces in themselves. Indian, Tibetan, maybe Javanese are all together in a real hodge-podge.
The four galleries of the Museum are a funky old mothballed relic in themselves. They don't get many visitors here, in fact as you sign the guest register you'll noticed they may not have had any visitors in several days! But hey, it's exclusive- for you only! You must surrender your camera at the entrance, but they have a wide selection of postcards- whole sets in different themes for only 25 rupees each. I bought one of everything, and had to sign a receipt in triplicate for them!
To sum up- if you have any interest in Indian/Buddhist/HIndu art, I recommend the Asutsh. It ain't a 3-D interactive spectacle, but worth a look. And only 10 rupees to boot.
Note: It's in the Centenary Building on College St, a short block North of Colutoola, hidden between some book stalls.
Written July 16, 2015
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GrainVodka
Jodhpur, India488 contributions
Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art in the City of Kolkata
Aug 2012 • Friends
One of the must see center of fine arts in the city of Kolkata is the Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art that is located in the Centenary Buildings in the city.

The museum remains open from 10.30 AM to 5.00 Pm from Monday to Friday and from 10.30 AM to 1.30 PM on Saturdays. Established in 1931 the museum is named after the Bengal Tiger Sri Ashutosh Mukherjee.

Highlight of the museum is an extravagant library that contains numerous books on art and culture. Regular interaction of learned people on art and culture from all over the world is held here. Most fascinating objects on display are the basalt sculptures from the period of Pal and Sen kings with a distinctive blend of Hindu and Buddhist cultures.

The museum is regulated by Calcutta University and extends excellent support to teaching families.
Written January 23, 2013
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