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Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery Vadodara
This Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery is located of the SayajiBagh, which is a shady park having lots of Asian carvings and statues, Egyptian room, and also exhibits zoology mangy. This gallery also containing mixed group of European masters also has Mughal miniatures that are very lovely.
The basic structure of the building of the museum is of traditionalism having wooden framework of Maratha traditional architecture that were filled with the brick walls. The ground floor of the museum is made and decorated with the copy of a wall painting of the Parthenon of a European style. There is a gateway steps on the south side of the porch that is having architecture of the Mughal forms. The gallery of the building is made of a European style and very small having pavilions and Indian columns on roof. A bridge is connecting and covering the two buildings of the museum. The building has total area of 40, 000 sq. ft. There is a extension of the building of the museum that is going of progress phase.
Over the lines of Science Museum of London named Victoria; Albert, of year 1894 this popular museum was built. This building of the museum was genuinely manufactured on the basis of architecture of Indo-Saracenic that is basically refined by the R.F. Chisholm who was a Mant. This museum was founded by the Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of year 1887. The construction of this museum was finished of 1894 and after that this museum was opened for the common people. of year 1908, construction of the art gallery was started and finished of year 1914, but the opening of the gallery got delayed up to year 1921 as some of the material of Europe was not able to reach this museum because of the first World War.
A huge collection of ethnology, ethnography, and art and sculpture were preserved here of this museum. This gallery contained variety of the masterpiece of the paintings. The tourist got attracted towards this picture gallery from all over the country as this contained huge collection of masterpiece of the paintings by the popular painter of the British named Turner and Constable. The biggest attraction of this museum that attracts the visitors are blue whale skeleton and a Egyptian mummy. Various other treasure that make this museum famous are Tibetan art gallery, oil collection from European masters, Mughal miniatures collection, and 5th century AD Akota bronzes etc.
Various diverse forms of art of continents and span centuries Maharaja with huge collections are main attraction of this gallery. There is also great collection of sculpture of Roman and Greek containing paintings of the Europe of past periods. There lots of items like wood, bronze, pottery, and ivory of the Japan and China, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Burma of the section of Asia. There were lots of Asian objects of the art section of India. From the Graeco-Roman traders association of Gujarat India, there is a jar circa of bronze from the 2nd AD century from the past history. There were Ragamala manuscripts that are painted and portraits of the family from the school of Rajasthan.
Baroda Museum’s Activities
About approximately 700, 000 of people visited this gallery and museum from all over the world each year. This museum also organized lots of educational actions for common people and visitors.
- Lots of exhibitions on education base and cultural programs were arranged by this museum.
- Lots of experts of various subjects were invited of this museum so that they give the lectures on the various topics.
- For the children benefits, various films were shown on the basis of education of this museum.
- This museum also provides guide service.
- To literate the students on various topics, museum also arranged gallery talks.
- At the quarters, study of exhibits and drawing facilities were also provided.
- To take a photograph of exhibits and for use of library, one has to take the application of written to take permission for this.
- A bulletin was published every year by this museum on the research.
- This museum also contained models of plaster cast that are made by the skilled artists of the studio of modeling also these objects were sold to the persons that are interested to buy this.
This Museum and Picture Gallery of the Baroda now comes under the depart of museums by the State of Gujarat.
How to Reach
Baroda Museum; Picture Gallery
Sayajibaug, Vadodara 390 018, India
Phone: +91-265-793589. Telefax: +91-265-791959
Timings and Ticket Prices
For visitor, entrance ticket is Rs. 5. Under 12 years children were exempted.
Except for public holidays that are 5, this museum is open full year (10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.).