Bangladesh National Museum

Established as Dhaka Museum in 1913, it has been renamed as the National Museum. It is a four storied building and has forty galleries under four departments, namely, Natural History, History and classical Art, Ethnography and Decorative art, and Contemporary Art and World Civilization. The museum contains a large number of interesting collection including sculptures and paintings of the Buddhist, Hindhu and Muslim periods. It also has a rich collection of old coins, metal images, books on art, ivory and silver filigree work, textiles including the world famous muslin fabric, embroidered quilt (nakshi kantha), arms and ammunition of bygone warriors, a variety of fine handicrafts and models of village and town life, contemporary paintings and sculptures. Above all the valuable articles of the heroic liberation war of Bangladesh are also there.

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