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National Film Archives Museum


National Film Archives Museum is located on Law College road, in the Jayakar Bunglow of Mukund Ramrao Jaykar, the first Vice Chancellor of Pune University. Located at a distance of 4kms from Pune, the museum is one of the largest film archives Museums in the world . Built in 1964, the museum is an example of old British architecture. The museum is designed with wooden flooring and has a narrow staircase made of wood. Earlier the museum was housed in small sheds with improvised film vaults. In 1993 the new complex was built with further developments and has 3 basement vaults. It has the capacity to hold sixty-thousand film reels. 

The museum has a library of books and periodicals on cinema. It houses about 25,000 books on cinema available all over the world, 100 periodicals on Cinema in different Indian languages and more than 25,000 film scripts received from the Central Board of Film Certification. It is the best place for research scholars, Journalists and students to get a detail information about the film industry and its working. The film library of the museum has a rich collection of famous films from all over the world, a representative collection of films of the great film companies and studios of the 1930s and 1940s. It also preserves the outstanding prints of major works of the authors of new Indian cinema. The Research and Documentation Section of the museum also preserves Books and periodicals on Indian and World Cinema. It consists of more than 130014 photographs, more than 16474 wall posters, pamphlets on films, 11474 Song booklets, audio tapes, disc records and and other memorabilia on Cinema.

The museum houses 2 theaters- Main Theatre with a seating capacity for 330 persons and the Preview Theatre with 30 seats. National Film Archives Museum conduct a Film Circle programme , the screening of Indian and foreign films in its Main Auditorium, every Saturday at 6. 30 p. m. On some special occasions it organizes screening of some of the rarest movies from all over the world. Exhibitions of photographs and posters are also conducted in the museum to encourage Indian cinema in India and abroad.

Contact Address:
National Film Archive of India
P. O. Box No. - 810, Law College Road, Pune 411 004
Phone -91-20-25652259  Fax - 91-20-25670027  
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