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Museums of Tamil Nadu

Fort St. George
Museum, Chennai
Fort St. George Museum
at Chennai houses a
collection of portraits and
paintings of former
governors of Chennai and
the English royalty. Other
objects that are displayed
at the museum are coins,
weapons, porcelain, the
communion vessels of
the church etc.
Government State
Museum Chennai
The Government
museum at Chennai has a
collection of Amarvati
sculptures and the Bronze
Gallery, besides other
artifacts and articles. The
collection of Amaravati
sculptors at the museum
includes panels, carved
railings, pillars and
Buddha statues of white
marble from a Buddhist
stupa excavated at
Amaravati. The bronze
gallery has bronze
sculptures belonging to
the later Pallavas, Cholas,
Hoyasalas and Chalukya
periods.
Thanjavur Art Gallery,
Tanjore
The present day
Thanjavur art gallery was
once the palace of the
Nayaks of Thanjavur and
the viceroys of the
Vijayanagara rulers. Built
in 1600, it is a wonderful
and magnificent piece of
architecture. The huge
compound encompasses
a complex, which includes
the Saraswati Library and
the Sangeetha Sabha or
Music Hall along with the
art gallery. The most
important attraction at the
Thanjavur art gallery is
the sculpture section
where south Indian stone
sculptures belonging to
the Pallava and the Nayaka
period are exhibited.
Madurai Government
Museum
The Government Museum
at Madurai is yet another
repository of cultural
heritage of the state and
the adjoining regions. The
Museum has different
sections on anthropology,
archaeology, zoology,
numismatology, geology
and botany. The Museum
also has a fine collection of
bronze artifacts.
Silappathikaram Art
Gallery, Poompuhar
The Sillappathikaram Art
Gallery is a beautiful
building of great sculptural
value. The first storey of
the art gallery is 12" high
and every subsequent
storey above it has a
height of 5'. Scenes from
Sillappathikaram, the great
Epic, have been projected
in stones on the walls of
the art Gallery. The
sculptors of
Mamallapuram Art College
carved the sculptures at
the Sillappathikaram Art
Gallery.
Government Museum,
Ooty
The government
museum at Ooty has a
diverse collection of tribal
objects, Ooty's ecological
details and numerous
sculptural arts and crafts
of Tamil Nadu. This
museum was set up in
1989, with the aim of
providing information to
the local and visiting
population of the region.


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