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Rare art objects displayed at National Museum

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 08:12

A boar-headed copper anthropomorph, a terracotta female figurine with animal horns and a monumental Naga Deva stone sculpture are amongst a few rare art objects displayed in the capital for the first time in an exhibition at the National Museum.

US returns Polish painting stolen by Nazis

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 01:45

A painting by Johann Conrad Seekatz stolen from a Warsaw museum by the Nazis during World War II has been handed back to Poland, US authorities said Thursday.

Looted Iraqi museum hopes to reopen, minus many relics

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 15:52

A decade on from the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein and whipped up a tsunami of theft in Baghdad, Iraq`s National Museum is preparing to display its treasures of Mesopotamian culture - even if thousands are missing.

National Museum starts documenting India`s cultural heritage

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 09:22

To research and catalogue India`s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), the National Museum Institute (NMI) has started documenting age-old human treasures.

Stolen `Yogini` returns, see her at National Museum

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 09:29

Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Thursday inaugurated an exhibition in the national capital.

Egypt`s Malawi National Museum looted by rioters

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 20:56

Egypt`s famous Malawi National Museum has been damaged and looted by rioters during the countrywide clashes this week that left more than 600 people dead and thousands injured.

Bronzes looted from Beijing palace return to China

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 00:15

China`s National Museum has unveiled a pair of looted Qing dynasty bronzes donated by the family that runs French luxury-goods conglomerate Kering.

Oprah Winfrey donates USD 12 million to museum

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 10:47

Celebrity chat show host Oprah Winfrey has donated USD 12 million to help build Smithsonian`s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Oprah Winfrey donates 12 mn pounds for museum

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 09:29

Oprah Winfrey is donating 12 million pounds to help build Smithsonian`s National Museum.

Free guided tours at National Museum from Tuesday

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 08:57

Offering an informed glimpse into India`s rich heritage, spanning the pre-historical to modern era, the National Museum would be starting free guided tours of from Tuesday, it was announced here.

National Museum to start free guided tours

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 09:32

The National Museum is starting a free conducted tour of over 90 minutes with 30 halts from April 23 to give visitors an informed glimpse into India`s rich heritage, spanning pre-history to modern works, in its labyrinthine galleries.

Skull fossil of oldest Asian modern man found

Last Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012, 09:13

France`s National Museum of Natural History has announced the discovery of the skull of the oldest Asian modern man