private institution was established in 1883. A unique centre,
publications like the journal of Bombay Natural History Society
(BNHS), regular newsletter and books on Indian animals, birds
and nature. The exhibits include replicas and specimens of vertebrates
and insects, mammals, birds reptiles, amphibians and fishes, all
from the Indian subcontinent. However, the BNHS is not open to
public and interested visitors should seek prior permission for
: Bombay Natural History Society, Hornbill House,
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road Mumbai.
OF WALES MUSEUM OF WESTERN INDIA
Prince of Wales Museum was designed and built to represented to
represented the ancient and medieval architectural styles of western
India.The basalt stone structure with its large central dome inspired
by the Bijapur domes and beautiful gardens are set in a crescent
shaped piece of land. The art section at the museum has a collection
of Indian paintings representing its different styles and phases.
The collection presents the evolution of painting in India, ranging
from the 11th and 12th century illustrated palm leaf manuscripts
to early 19th century Pahari paintings Exquisite examples of all
the main schools of miniature painting are on view ; Rajput, Mughal,
Phari, and Deccani. It is obvious that the fine excellence of
the Mughal and Rajasthani schools, from 16th to 19th century,
only emerged out of past influences, indigenous Indian as well
as Persian, Turkish and central Asian.
: Princes of Wales Museum of Western India,
Mahatma Gandhi Road Mumbai.