One lakh art objects digitized under Project ‘JATAN’

The Ministry of Culture has taken up a project named as ‘JATAN’ in collaboration with C-DAC, Pune for creating an online digital repository of museum collections on the national portal www.museumsofindia.gov.in for the museums.

Minister of State (I/C) for Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma said, “The Ministry of Culture has taken up a project named as JATAN in collaboration with C-DAC, Pune for creating an online digital repository of museum collections on the national portal www.museumsofindia.gov.in for the museums under the administrative control of this Ministry. Till now, 1,08,881 art objects have been digitized and uploaded on the portal.”

There are six museums under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture namely: National Museum, New Delhi; National Gallery of Modern Art (branches at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru); Indian Museum, Kolkata; Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata; Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad; and Allahabad Museum, Allahabad. Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghralaya and Asiatic Society, Kolkata are also under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture.

The process of digitization of collections of old, rare and brittle documents/manuscripts/books in the libraries under Ministry of Culture is a continuous process. Till now, National Library, Kolkata and Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi have digitized a total of 87 lakh pages of rare books etc. Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna and Rampur Raza Library, Rampur have digitized 22.50 lakh folios of manuscripts.

 

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