Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the plan for the brand new National Museum at North and South Block buildings subsequent week as a part of the primary International Museum Expo 2023 to be held in New Delhi. The ‘Yuge Yugeen Bharat’ challenge can be made public as a digital walkthrough at Pragati Maidan, stated officers from Ministry of Culture on Wednesday.
All the objects at numerous galleries of the current National Museum at Janpath will consequently be moved to the brand new museum at North/South Block as a part of the Central Vista challenge, below which the National Museum will probably be razed to make approach for ministry buildings. The new National Museum will cowl an space of 1.17 lakh sq m, as per officers.
Presently, the South Block homes the Prime Minister’s Office, the External Affairs Ministry and the Defence Ministry, whereas the North Block is residence to the ministries of Finance and Home. “All the galleries of the (current) National Museum would be shifted to the new site and the current building would become part of the Kartavya Path,” MoS, Culture, Meenakshi Lekhi stated on Wednesday.
Announcing the three-day expo to be held at Pragati Maidan, Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy stated that’s the first time the federal government will showcase new expertise and initiatives for museums. He added that the Ministry of Culture has established 383 museums until date, out of which 145 have been commissioned and opened over the last 9 years.
There can be a Ministerial Panel titled Vision 2047 the place 12 state tradition ministers will focus on their imaginative and prescient for the event of museums of their respective states. Additionally, the Secretarial Panel will see the participation of 9 Union authorities secretaries from different Ministries/Departments that additionally fund, curate & develop museums, assertion stated.