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                 Sikkim State Museum – (presently nearing completion)

 

 

The Sikkim State Museum is one of the most prestigious projects of the State government and upon completion of the interior works of, it will be a historic milestone for the state govt. while being another feather in the cap of Culture Department. Once complete, Sikkim State Museum shall seek to celebrate the richness of our state’s distinct identity, culture & heritage in the culturally rich Himalayan landscape of the world. 



Work Components: The progress of the museum project is now in its conclusive state with most of the items finalised of in the process of approval. Regular site visits from the concerned agencies involved with site inspections conducted under the supervision of the Hon’ble Minister for Culture who has had a personal interest in its completion. Various items like compilation of artefacts (jewellery, musical instruments, costumes etc.) of all the ethnic communities, photo documentation of the ethnic communities, research components on the Namgyal Dynasty are on the verge of completion and  coordination and liaison with various departments like Mines & Geology, Forest etc have been conducted on regular basis to conclude galleries related to them.



Brief description gallery wise of the under-construction State Museum is as follows: -

 

GROUND FLOOR:

 

  • Main entrance

  • Interpretation room

  • Public wash rooms &

  • Office of the Sikkim State Museum 

FIRST FLOOR:

 

Gallery for Namgyal Dynasty -

  • MAIN ATRIUM 

  • STATUE OF UNITY CONSECRATION AND ENTHRONEMENT OF THE FIRST KING OF SIKKIM

  • Second Capital, Third Capital etc.

  • REPLICA OF FOURTH CAPITAL

  • Gallery of the Chogyals including statue of the last four Chogyals: 

  • Photo Gallery

  • Political History of Sikkim






SECOND FLOOR:

 

Gallery for ethnic communities -

  • traditional houses Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali community

  • Blacksmith, Goldsmith practices

  • Depicting Art and Craft by villagers.

  • Agriculture practices (cardamom, ginger, orange field)

  • Village life environment common (chula) cooking area (traditional wear)

  • Shaman Section (exit)

  • Traditional games section.

 

Gallery for various ethnic communities of Sikkim

  • musical Instruments:

  • Ornaments, Clothes, Couple photographs.

THIRD  FLOOR:

 

  • Gallery displaying miscellaneous artefacts not restricted to Sikkim only.

  • Gallery of Holy places of Sikkim.

  • Gallery of Textile objects.

  • Gallery of displays of Awards and Honours received by state govt.

  • Gallery of Mines and Geology.

  • Gallery of Flora and Fauna.

  • MDF design partition walls on toughened glass

  • Display Cabinets

 

FOURTH  FLOOR:

 

  • Audio Visual Room 

  • Exhibition Hall

  • Workshop cum classroom.



  • This building once complete will be the custodian of heritage and ethnic cultures of Sikkim and will seek to establish itself as a centre of national repute and importance.







           OSD/ State Museum