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Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery
 

Located at Sayajibaug, Baroda Museum with an impressive collections of art and archeology, natural history, geology and ethnology was founded by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad in 1887. Designed by the English architectures R.F. Chisholm and Major R.N. Ment on the lines of Victoria and Albert and Science museums of London, the museum building which was constructed in 1894 is a fine example of Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. The art gallery was later introduced in 1914, but it was opened during 1921 due to the delay in transporting the collection of European paintings to Baroda because of World War. The museum and the picture gallery, having an area of 40,000 sq. ft each, are located in two separate two-storied building that are connected by a covered bridge passage.

The museum houses a collection that belongs to the Maharaja Sayajirao. The general outline of the museum is of traditional Maratha architecture with wooden framework filled with brick wall and the ground floor is of pure European brick style. The artifacts are displayed in variety of rooms such as Michel Angelo, Graeco-Roman room, European Room : 7th-18th centuries AD (pre-industrial period), 18th-20th centuries AD (industrial period), special exhibition halls, Japanese Gallery, Tibet-Nepalese gallery, Egypt-Babylonian Gallery, Chinese Gallery, Greater Indian room, Ceylon, Burma, Siam, Malaya, Indo-China, Indonesia and so on.

The art gallery has a rich collection of European old masters, Veronese, Giordano, Zurbaran, some Flemish and Dutch school paintings, Turner and Constable, a collection of Mughal miniatures and valuable palm-leaf manuscripts of Buddhist and Jain origin. The main attraction of the museum are the skeleton of a blue whale and an Egyptian mummy. It also has an excellent collection of art objects and paintings, including the famous Akota bronzes dating from 5th Century A.D. Other treasures include a full-fledged gallery of Tibetan Art.

Contact Address:
Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery
Sayajibaug, Vadodara 390 018
Phone: +91-265-2793801.
Fax: +91-265-2791959
E-mail : Contact Now


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