Jharkhand is a state which has a wide range of cultural, historical and artistic heritage. For a long time, it has been known for its mineral wealth. The need for giving the cultural heritage of Jharkhand its due place and importance has of late been felt. Consequently, serious efforts have been made after the formation of this state in the year 2000. The establishment of State Museum in 2009 at Hotwar, Ranchi is an important step in this direction.
Way back in 1974, Ranchi Museum was established in the premises of the Tribal Research Institute at Morabadi. The scarcity of space and other infrastructure facilities was a trammeling constraint. The display of exhibits and expression of galleries in ideal condition were the causalities. The need of expression of the museum and improvement in its display facilities led to the formation of the State Museum at the new building at Hotwar. This was founded with the objective of preserving and displaying the archaeological, historical and cultural heritage of Jharkhand. Eventually on 10th September 2009, State Museum at Hotwar was inaugurated by His Excellency Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari.
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT STATE MUSEUM RANCHI ?
The State Museum at present has several galleries which display different
aspects of cultural heritage, especially those related to the state of Jharkhand.
We have galleries separately classified in order to display the anthropological
features, especially those related to the tribal way of life. The sculptural
section has art objects representing different sculptural styles and iconographic
manifestations. Potteries and other artifacts received from archaeological
excavation and so on.
The mission of the State Library is to provide information
services and ac-cess to bibliographic and full text digital
and printed resources to support the scholarly and
informational needs of the community. The State Mu-seum
Library is well equipped with modern facilities and resources
in the form of CD-ROMs, books, journals, patents, standards,
theses, reports, monographs etc. The State Museum also
invites you to visit the library in order to enjoy the wealth
of printed resources available on it shelves.
1. While entering the library, readers are not allowed to carry their personal belongings (bags, brief-cases, parcels etc.) except laptops and they are allowed to carry eatable items (biscuits, cookies, fruits, chocolates, cold drinks, tea/ coffee, etc.). Their belongings should be deposited at the security counter.
2. Use of cell phone and smoking inside the library is strictly prohibited.
3. Readers should not deface, mark, cut, mutilate or damage library material in any way. If anyone is found doing so, he/she will be charged with the full replacement cost of damaged material and it may lead to suspension of library account and they may be barred from entering the library.
4. Readers leaving the library should allow the library/security staff to examine their personal belongings.