Plans For Exhibition

Islamabad%20Museum.jpgThe Department of Archeology and Museums is planning to organise an exhibition on March 23 to create awareness about art and heritage among people. The event is being specifically staged at the Islamabad Museum to attract people at the venue that does not normally draw many visitors.

This facility is to eventually merge with the National Museum in Karachi once it moves to Islamabad in the next three to five years. The plan to shift the National Museum is as old as the capital itself, but the project has never materialised due to various reasons. In 1993 the Islamabad Museum was located in E-7 before moving to its present premises at the Sir Syed Memorial Society two years ago.

The Islamabad Museum illuminates unique cultures of Pakistan including Indus Valley Civilization and the rich Gandhara culture. The excavated remains of these civilizations reveal that those people had developed a refined style of architecture having no parallel in the contemporary world.

A unique collection of fossils, Mehrgarh antiquities, coins of different periods and paintings of Islamic period also form part of the museum.

1 Comment so far

  1. Pak_Stallion (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 1:09 am

    Thats the building? who is the architect? he/she should be punished for designing such a ugly building and losing yet another golden opportunity to shape up Pakistan. No depth, no dimensions, monotonous design, all flat. Looks like a small model (regardless to how big it is) looks old (not in a good way) ……

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