Welcome to My Indian stamps, first-day covers and postcards gallery. These items have all been collected by me since the age of seven. My desire here, is to show as often as I can, some of my presumed beauties and talk about them. And hopefully make Your Day in the bargain. In case you want a better view, JUST CLICK on the picture and it will be ENLARGED. Please also see my picture postcards blog www.mypicturepostcards.blogspot.in, and also my stamps blog www.letstalkstamps.blogspot.com.
16 January 2017
200 Years of the Indian Museum, Kolkata 2.2.2014
The foundation of the Indian Museum is an important milestone in the cultural heritage of India and heritage preservation. The museum grew out of theAsiatic Society of Bengal.
Dr. Nathaniel Wallich took charge of the museum on 1stJune, 1814. The Museum thus inaugurated, thrived rapidly under the guidance of its enthusiastic founder Wallich and individual collectors.
The museum, known in the beginning as the “Asiatic Society Museum”, subsequently came to acquire the elevated status of the “Imperial Museum”. The familiar name of course was the “Indian Museum” described by the ordinary visitors as “Jadughar” or a‘House of Wonders’. Since 1878, at its present edifice, the Indian Museum has been rendering its services to the people of India as a centre of art and culture in India.