National Museum New Delhi
National Museum New Delhi is the premier museum of India. It houses an impressive collection of artefacts from across the country and the world.
The museum has over 2,00,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of Indian art and craftsmanship. The collection includes sculptures in stone, bronze, terracotta and wood, a large collection of miniature paintings and manuscripts, coins, arms and armour, Jewellery and anthropological objects. Antiquities from Central Asia and pre-Columbian artefacts form the two non-Indian collections in the Museum. The Museum is the custodian of this treasure trove of India’s multi-layered history and multicultural heritage.
Recently, the Museum has renewed itself to become more visitor- centric. The Museum today is engaged in working towards making its collection accessible to the public through various channels including digital platforms and others. It organizes exhibitions and a myriad of outreach activities to encourage repeat visitors and visitors of all age and backgrounds to enjoy and learn form its collections. The Museum has a wide range of publications and a shop which sells memorabilia and replicas of objects on display in the Museum galleries.
The Parzor Foundation was set up in 1999 with the objective of preserving, protecting and promoting the cultural identity and traditions of the more vulnerable sections of human heritage, particularly of the demographically/ numerically vulnerable cultures and communities. UNESCO New Delhi initiated the UNESCO Parzor project and advised setting up the Parzor Foundation. The Foundation stresses the need to revitalize traditions in danger of being lost and attempts to preserve a continuity of culture. Parzor Foundation aims to protect and preserve tangible and intangible human heritage in all its manifestations of the Zoroastrians and other vulnerable cultural heritages of humanity.