Saturday, September 23, 2017

Umerkot Museum

The museum was inaugurated on 24th February 1968 by Qazi Anwarul Haque the then Minister for Education Government of Pakistan. The museum building consists of a single room where manuscripts, paintings, royal documents, coins and armory specimens of calligraphy are displayed, which through light on Mughals period in general and Akbar’s reign in particular.

The building was smaller so it could not serve the purpose in a better way. Cracks had also appeared in the building. Therefore, after 38 year, a new building was constructed. The objects of old museum and other, which are collected from the Virawah were displayed on first week of July 2006.

The new museum building consists of three Main galleries and two lobbies and office of the Curator. The objects of special interest of the museum are large number of coins of Mughal period. The museum contains some of the old guns, pistols, swords, armors arrows, bows, helmets and such other material of war and photographs. Both sides east and west of northern gallery highlight the Thar life.

A large number of paintings representing the Mughal School of art are on display. These paintings include the portraits of almost all the important Emperors of Mughal dynasty as well as few among the Nauratans of Akbar. Paintings depicting scenes from some fairy tales as well as the sport of elephant fighting are also included in display.

A large number of paintings representing the Mughal School of art are on display. These paintings include the portraits of almost all the important Emperors of Mughal dynasty as well as few among the Nauratans of Akbar. Paintings depicting scenes from some fairy tales as well as the sport of elephant fighting are also included in display. A large number of books of Mughal period like Akbar Nama, Aine-Akbari etc. are available. Specimens of calligraphy as the printing techniques were not yet introduced so all the literary and other works were hand written and extraordinary attention was given to this art. The great interest taken by Mughal rulers in the art of calligraphy is evident from the specimens in the collection of the Umerkot museum. Beautifully transcribed Persian and Urdu alphabets, lines and quart rains are among the specimens of calligraphy on display.

The farmans of Akbar and royal documents are displayed. There are also silver jewelery and different types of stone statue of human and animals belonging to Jain religion which were recovered from Virawah are also displayed

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