( Museums )
Punjab museums possess an extensive range of paintings and sculptures
by contemporary Indian artists as well as a collection of Indian
miniatures of the Mughal Rajsathani, Pahari and Sikh schools. The
museums also house a fine collection of medals, arm and armours,
objects of princely states with sections on Archaeology, Anthropology,
Tribal and folk arts depicting different concepts and scopes in
the patterns of Art and Culture.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
Ram Bagh. Matchless collection of paintings, arms and armours. manuscript
and coins of 18th and 19th Century. There are three Art Galleries
too, in the city one attached to the Golden Temple, the other to
Jallianwala Bagh and the third named after the city's famous artist,
Fatehgarh Sahib. Repository of archaeological finds of Punjab's
ancient civilisation. 40 Km from Chandigarh on Chandigarh-Ludhiana
road. One of the most important monument here is a Stupa with Budhist
Monastry dating back to 1st-2nd century.
Sikh War Memorial, Ferozeshah
Ferozepur, contains portraits of historical personalities, paintings,
depicting scenes of battles of the Anglo-Sikh Wars. Poetic couplets
of the contemporary poet Shah Muhammad are also embossed on the
walls of the memorial which describe the detail of the battles in
Hoshiarpur contains fossils and rare sculptures collected from the
archaeological site of Dholbaha, dating back to the stone age. The
rare relics collected here are of an astonishing variety. They are
also in good shape.
Museum, Punjab Agricultural University
Ludhiana contains exotic exhibits of the faded and fading aspects
of the rural Punjabi culture. Rare
relics of the era gone by, its arts,handicrafts, modes of eking
out a living make the finest of displays.
Mubarak Patiala, Museum of Armoury & Chaneliers
The Darbar Hall contains rare cannons, swords, shields and maces,
daggers of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, sword of Nadar Shah etc.and rich
collection of Chandeliers from Europe- one of the best collections
in the world.
Gallery at Sheesh Mahal
Patiala, contains a rare collection of miniature paintings and paintings
in Kangra, Rajasthan and Patiala styles, special section on Tibetan
Arts and Artifacts etc. and its Medal Gallery contains the world's
largest collection of Medals and decorations.
Museum, National Institute of Sports, Patiala
one of the few exhibition centres of its type, contains rare photographs,
medals and kits etc. of the great Indian sportsmen. It is set in
the sylvan surroundings of Moti Bagh Palace.
Teg Bahadur Museum
Anandpur Sahib, Ropar, depicts the saga of Sikh history. Its paintings
have been done by leading contemporary artist of Punjab.