Themuseum was an initiative of Mr. Bulu Imam, Regional Convener of the
Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Hazaribagh
regional Chapter. He along with his family members discovered the various
Buddhist sites, megalithic sites and the rock art sites of the region.
The Sanskriti museum at Hazaribagh has been in existence for
over two decades now. The display is presently housed in his personal house
which used to be the Tea Garden District labour Association building at the
turn of the century in about 3 acres campus and lis a listed heritage building. The Museum also has
an art gallery where the world famous Khovar (marriage art) and Sohrai (harvest
art) paintings of Hazaribagh, which is a continuing tradition of the rock-art
of our region are displayed. The Museum displays the painted panel of the
rock-art. It also displays a comprehensive collection of palaeo-neolithic stone
tools of our region, and other archaeological artefacts. It displays
archaeological antiquities, ethnological gallery (Birhor), crafts gallery, textile
Background The SanskritiMuseum and art gallery of Hazaribagh is the only reference point when trying to find the archaeological basis of human evolution in Hazaribagh. This unique Museum not only showcases the archaeological and historical basis for the understanding of human evolution in Hazaribagh. But is a unique attempt to bring the cultural heritage under one roof. The Understanding of the Museum is to be made with a holistic and open mind with no prejudice. The Museum is unique and its understanding has to be equally unique in the content of the museum in this context.
The museum has an extensive library and archives, with
photographic and visual documentations to back up the exhibits in the museum.
The various rock art and Buddhist sites can be viewed in slide shows in the Centers
Office Computers. The library has all research papers books, magazines and
newsletters, etc. related to the Museum and ArtGallery in its Resource Archives
The SanskritiMuseum and Art Gallery of
Hazaribagh has the primal objective in the Protection, Preservation and
Promotion of the regions archaeology, art and culture of the Hazaribagh region
and its environs.