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Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery

Sanskriti Museum & Art Gallery, Hazaribagh was founded by Bulu Imam in 1991, after he discovered the first rockart of Hazaribagh district at Isco, subsequently bringing to light over dozen meso-chalcolithic rockarts, including the prehistoric archaeology of the North Karanpura Valley in Jharkhand. The Sanskriti museum displays a comprehensive collection of Palaeolithic to neolithic stone tools, microliths, and bronze to Iron Age artifacts, including potteries and Buddhist antiquities from around the Hazaribagh region. It also has an ethnological gallery dedicated to the Birhors, Santhals, and Oraons along with monographs complied on their Life, Folklore, Songs, Ethnobotany,[citation needed] available in the museum research archives, and library. It also has a gallery of local crafts and textile, and an art gallery over about 200 Khovar (marriage art) and Sohrai (harvest art) paintings of Hazaribagh exhibited and displayed. The museum is presently housed in his private building which used to be the Tea Garden District labour Association building in the early 20th century (1919), in a 3 acres campus with a grove of trees. The Sanskriti museum has a small library and a research archive, along with photographic and visual documentations to back up the exhibits in the museum. The library has several published papers, books, magazines and newsletters related to the Museum and Art Gallery in its Resource Archives and Library. The museum has three major galleries- Archaeological Gallery, Ethnological Gallery, and Tribal Art & Crafts Gallery.

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