Gurusaday Museum: “A National Treasure of Indian Heritage” and unique collection of Dokra Metal craft – West Bengal

The Gurusaday Museum – a National Treasure of Indian Heritage has a rich collection of approximately 3300 exquisite exhibits of folk arts and crafts, which amply reflect the vigour and vitality of the rural life of undivided Bengal as well as in India. The museum was initially started with 2325 exquisite specimens including several heirlooms, collected by Shri Gurusaday Dutta, I.C.S., between 1929 and 1939, when he was the head of the District Administration (Magistrate/Collector) of various districts of undivided Bengal. No duplicate of these items can be found in any museums in the world.

Later on several people donated their collection to enrich this museum. One of the notable donations came from Dr. Pratap Chandar Chunder, the ex-Union Minister of Education, Govt. of India, who has donated 80 Chinese objects and the other from Shri Prasenjit Dasgupta, who had donated his entire collection of Dokra Metal crafts that he had collected from the Chattisgarh [Chhattisgarh].

Collections of the Gurusaday Museum
Archaeological Objects | Clay Objects | Dolls & Toys | Manuscripts|
Masks | Moulds | Musical Instruments | Paintings | Puppetry | 
Terracotta | Textiles | Woodwork |

Gurusaday Museum,
Gurusaday Dutt Folk Art Society,
Bratacharygram, Joka,
Kolkata – 700104
Phone & Fax: +91-33-2453-5972 (Executive Secretary)
Other Phones: +91-33-2438-0390, 2467-6048
Mobile (Executive Secretary):+91-8902277456 and +91-9674208519

Loaction: The Museum is located on the Diamond Harbour Road, very next to the 3A/SD4 bus terminus, in the Bratacharigram, Joka. The bus stop is locally known as 3A Bus Stand. This place is very close to the internationally famous Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Joka.

Source: Collections of the Gurusaday Museum
Date visited: 9 December 2020

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