Archaeology In Delhi
The Red Fort Archaeological Museum is currently located in the Mumtaz Mahal of the Red Fort in Delhi, northern India. The museum contains paintings, artifacts, calligraphy, fabrics and other objects dating from the Mughal era.
Opening Hours – 9 am-5 pm
Closed on Government holidays.
Delhi Institute of Heritage Research & Management (DIHRM), established by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi and affiliated to the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, is a unique institution in India devoted to the study, Conservation and Preservation of the Heritage. Archaeological monuments, arts and crafts, oral and written literature, living tradition, natural features and environment are all part of our heritage.
Indian War Memorial Museum is located in Red Fort, New Delhi. The museum comprises the first and second floors of the Red Fort. It was established to commemorate the sacrifice of the soldiers who had participated in the world war on behalf of the British.
Above the Naubat Khana in Red Fort, this museum houses weapons used in the First World War and some arms fromMughal Period.
Opening hours – 10 am – 5 pm
Closed on Monday.
The Institute of Archaeology provides archaeological opportunities to all and plays a major role in furthering the understanding of archaeological and historical past of the Indian subcontinent. Its aim is to remain in the forefront of international research in archaeological sciences, besides promoting best practice in the management of cultural heritage and in the care and preservation of archaeological artifacts.
Founded in 1990, the Delhi Centre of INTACH ICI, also called the Art Conservation Centre, Delhi has grown to include a dedicated group of conservators trained in conservation of art objects including oil paintings, watercolors and tempera paintings, acrylic and mixed media paintings, prints and photographs, painted textiles, traditional Indian paintings such as Tanjore paintings, Thangkha Paintings, Kalamkari and Pichchwai paintings and 3D objects made of wood, stone, metal, bone and ivory. Recently we have also stepped into wall paintings conservation.
The Centre is equipped with facilities such as tools, equipment and conservation material required for conservation of all kinds of art objects.
The National Archives of India (NAI) is a repository of the non-current records of the Government of India and holds them in trust for the use of administrators and scholars. Originally established as the Imperial Record Department in 1891, in Calcutta, then capital of British India, the NAI is situated at the intersection of Janpath and Rajpath, in Delhi. It functions as an Attached Office of the Department of Culture under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Inside the museum, many interesting objects and fact sheets have been put on display including prehistoric tools that were found back to the Maurya period (300BC-200BC), Sunga period (200BC-100BC) and Saka-Kushan period (100BC-300AD) and finds a pride of place with Gupta period objects. The museum has details of the Old Fort, one of the oldest sites in Delhi, in particular and Delhi in general.
Opening hours – 10 am – 5 pm
Closed on Friday.