Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) or the National Museum of Anthropology is located in Bhopal in India. It aims to present an integrated story of the Evolution of man and culture with special reference to India
Functions and powers
The museum previously known as ‘National Museum of Man’ functioning from New Delhi was part of the Anthropological Survey of India. In 1978 it was made an independent organization. In 1985 the Museum was renamed as Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and later as Indira Gandhi Rshtriya Manav Sangrahalaya. For international perspective the term ‘National Museum of Mankind’ was adopted. Unlike other national Museums, which were set up to house collections, the IGRMS was started without any collection to display, rather with a set of ideas. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya acts as a facilitator for forging interrelation between Community and Museums.
It is an autonomous organization under the ministry of Culture.
The main objectives of the museum are:
- To present an integrated story of the Evolution of man and culture with special reference to India
- To highlight the richness and diversity of Cultural patterns in India and its underlying unity
- To organize indoor and outdoor Exhibitions on various themes
- To act as a centre of research and training in museology of the appropriate kind and generate in the course of time a new museum movement in the different regions of India to present and preserve variety of cultural life
- To take steps to salvage and preserve the fast vanishing aspect of the Indian Culture
The southern regional centre of IGRMS is located in Mysore.