Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, Itanagar
Entrance of Jawaharlal Nehru Museum
State Museum Road,|
|Coordinates||27°06′07″N 93°37′30″E / 27.102036°N 93.625003°E|
|Type||ethnographic and archeological|
|Owner||Government of Arunachal Pradesh|
The Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum also referred as Jawaharlal Nehru Museum is the state museum of Arunachal Pradesh, in Itanagar. Established in the 1980s, it showcases aspects of tribal life of Arunachal Pradesh, India. These include clothing, headdress, weapons, handicraft, music instruments, jewellery and other artifacts of daily use and culture, besides archeological finds.
Collection and activities
The ground floor of the museum houses an extensive ethnographic collection, including traditional art, musical instruments, religious objects, and handicrafts, like wood carving and cane products, while the first floor has archaeological objects found in Ita Fort, Noksparbat and Malinithan in West Siang district.
Apart from its collection, the museum runs a workshop for traditional cane products at its Handicrafts Centre. The museum shop sells tribal handicrafts.
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