Category Archives: Museums

Rs 15 million restoration project of ‘Man and Mysterious Space’ shelved?: Saddequain’s mural in doldrums

* Restoration plan was devised under former museum director

* Indian conservationists visited museum in April to supervise restoration

* New director says he is unaware services of Conservation Laboratory in-charge terminated

By Ali Usman

LAHORE: A Rs 15 million project of restoring ‘Man and the Mysterious Space’ Continue reading

Rewriting history -Government is considering to extend Lahore Museum

By Waqar Gillani writing for the News on Sunday

The expansion of Lahore Museum according to international standards, is yet to be seen. The old Tollington Market on The Mall which was decided to be used as an extension of the museum, is still locked..

The Tollington Market renovated a couple of years back, was formally inaugurated last year by the then governor. Only a lane divides the two buildings — Lahore Museum and Tollington. The Board of Governors (BoG) of the museum, in its 47th meeting, decided to set up a ‘City Museum’ in the Tollington Market, approving that the artefacts of national museum from the city could be shifted to this place. The board came to the conclusion that Tollington Market was the most suitable place for extension of the museum because of its proximity to the Lahore Museum and approved a subway to connect the Lahore Museum with Tollington Market.

The idea was to get the space to display its over 40,000 artefacts which are lying in the inventory for lack of space. They were scheduled to be displayed at the city museum at Tollington Market after its opening in September 2007. The Lahore Museum has over 60,000 artefacts in its possession. Since the museum did not have enough space, only 20,000 artefacts are on display there. Continue reading

Museum at the Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture

 From the Daily Times

LAHORE: The Art and Craft Museum built at the Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAAC), with an aim to promote the culture of Punjab, is attracting a good number of visitors, despite its small collection.

The museum’s well-lit hall offers a traditional Punjabi look. Stepping into the museum, one comes across a Chopal model (gathering spot for people in Punjab villages) and Murada Abaid hubble-bubble that runs a Punjabi traditional life film. The museum also offers a variety of Cholistan reeds and tapriyan. A wide range of pottery from several areas of the Punjab, including Harappa is showcased. The copper round tray, once used in Punjab is brought from the remotest areas of Southern Punjab. Continue reading