KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Former Prime Minister late Tanka Prasad Acharya's birthplace in Nawalparasi (Bardghat Susta West) is going to be turned into a museum. Acharya was the founding President of Nepal Praja Parishad. His house, which is in a dilapidated state, is about 100 years old.

KATHMANDU, June 5:  Nepali Congress (NC) leader Sujata Koirala has urged Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to set up a museum in the name of late NC leader Girija Prasad Koirala in Biratnagar, Morang.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A meeting of the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur on Thursday decided to close all museums in the valley effective from tonight. The decision comes in the wake of growing risk of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

A New York City museum dedicated to telling Chinese American history marked its reopening to the public on Wednesday, with an exhibit on Asian Americans and racism that it curated partially through submissions gathered during the pandemic and a surge of anti-Asian bias incidents around the country.

Torrential rain pours down, waves break and big puddles splash as visitors enter the new children’s museum at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. No surprise there, because the exhibit is dedicated to the ancient story of Noah’s Ark and begins in the middle of the biblical deluge.

The Louvre museum in Paris - home to the Mona Lisa and other world famous works of art - suffered a 72 percent drop in visitors in 2020 compared to 2019, as a result of the COVID crisis.

A new museum under construction in New Orleans will explore the journey of immigrant Jews and subsequent generations to the American South who brought with them a religious way of life they struggled to maintain while seeking acceptance in the home of the Bible Belt.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Varnabas, a museum hotel reflecting Nepal's cultural and ethnic diversity from three regions – southern plains, hills, and the Himalayas – is being built in Kathmandu. The hotel will consist of floors dedicated to ethnic groups from the three regions, showcasing their unique cultures and lifestyles.

Gaddi Baithak is now open to the public

November 27, 2019 08:18 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The historically-significant Gaddi Baithak Palace that has been the hallmark of the Kathmandu Durbar Square since 1908 is now open for the general public.

Managing museums

November 16, 2019 09:47 am

Museums are repositories of history and heritage and remain preserved in the form of writing, picture, objects and audio-visuals for the present as well as future generations. They give the holistic picture of status of industry, pattern of settlement and agriculture, art and artistry of temples, churches, monasteries and mosques, festivities, birth and death rituals, pattern of house construction, dress making and costumes so on and so forth. In the recent times, practice of taking writings, arts and artifacts, objects and ornaments, costumes and audio visual materials of historical and cultural importance to display in different places is gaining ground.

GORKHA, Aug 1: The historic Gorkha Museum saw an increase in the number of visitors last year. On the basis of tickets sold, a total of 98,136 visitors observed the Gorkha Museum during the review period.

Japan’s culture of cute makes no exceptions for poop. It gets a pop twist at the Unko Museum in Yokohama near Tokyo.

Greece’s Acropolis Museum opened an excavation site underneath its modern building on Friday, allowing visitors for the first time to walk through an ancient Athenian neighborhood that survived from the Classical era to Byzantine times.

Indian animated characters Motu Patlu have found a place at the Madame Tussauds here, becoming the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at the museum.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The number of visitors at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum has risen significantly after the royal crown and scepter were put on display at the museum in October last year.

MUMBAI, Jan 29: From silent black-and-white films to colourful blockbusters bursting with song and dance, the evolution of Indian cinema is traced by a new museum in the home of Bollywood.

Multi-ethnic museum to build in Pathari

January 10, 2019 13:14 pm

URLABARI, Morang, Jan 10: The province 1 government is set to construct a multi-ethnic museum in the area vacated by Bhutanese refugees in Patharishanishchare Municipality-10 in Morang.

BABIYACHOUR, Myagdi, July 4: Locals of Thadakhani of Raghuganga rural municipality-6 have constructed a building for the establishment of Chhantyal museum with an objective of promoting tourism by conserving cultural identity of Chhantyal community.

Museum Day marked

May 17, 2018 10:01 am

Nepal Museum Association marked World Museum Day in Kathmandu on Wednesday by organizing a one-day workshop entitled “Tourism, History, Culture and Heritage: Past, Present and Future.”

KATHMANDU, April 25: Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari today inaugurated an exhibition room which has been given the name "Bhagnawasheshbata Punarutthan", meaning 'resurgence from the rubbles' in English, amidst a programme at the local Hanumandhoka Museum today.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The Narayanhiti Durbar (Palace) Museum has welcomed more than 2.7 million visitors in nine years of its operation.

RATNANAGAR, Feb 21: The Tharu Cultural Museum and Research Centre at Bachhauli, the nearest Tharu village to Sauraha, has various old assets, photographs and paintings which are major attraction to visitors.

Patan Museum sees influx of visitors

December 18, 2017 02:15 am

LALITPUR, Dec 18: The flow of visitors in Patan Museum has towered since Fiscal Year 2016/17 and this is mainly because of the new entry fee policy put in place by the Lalitpur Metropolitan City.

NEW YORK, Dec 7: A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Nepal's second aviation museum has officially opened its doors for visitors.

Pilot of Aviation Museum

November 14, 2017 10:22 am

Having graduated from Jawaharlal University and trained from National Defense Academy in Pune and Indian Military Academy, Bed Upreti is an experienced pilot as well as the CEO of Aircraft Museum, Sinamangal. His aviation journey began from a scholarship that he received while serving as a second lieutenant. He then completed the Pilots training from Indian Air Force. In 1992, Bed received the Commercial Pilot License from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), USA. He then flew for Nepal Army for 12 years and worked for Necon air for eight years until 2004. He further worked for Kingfisher Airlines from 2004 to 2012. An author of over a dozen books, including ‘Everest From The Air’, ‘360 Degree Everest From A Pilot’s Eye View’, Bed is currently an instructor and examiner pilot with Wings Abadi (Lion Air) in Indonesia.

GORKHA, Nov 6: The number of visitors to the historical Gorkha Museum is on the rise. According to Suchana Bhadel, the spokesperson of the museum, more than 16,000 people have already visited the museum in the first three months of the current fiscal year, compared to 11,000 tourists in the same period of the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: It’s a childhood dream for many to become a pilot when they grow up,  but it takes a lot of hard work and determination to become one. Captain Bed Prasad Upreti is one such pilot who saw possibilities in adversity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Aviation enthusiastic students now can get detailed information about Nepali aviation history through Aviation Museum. The aviation museum is ready to open for students from Sunday at Sinamangal.

The construction of Dalit Museum in Gaunsahar of Thumkidhada is about to finish. With the establishment of the museum, the area is expected to be a visitors’ hub. Gaunsahar also boasts a persuasive home stay facility, initiated by the District Development Committee, for its guests.

LONDON, Oct 7:  British emergency services raced to London’s Natural History Museum after a car struck pedestrians Saturday outside the building. Police said a number of people were injured and one person was detained at the scene.

The number of visitors at Gorkha Museum has significantly increased in the past years. Visitors come to the museum to see the history of Nepali Shah Kings. The number of visitors stood at 45,340 in 2015, while in 2016, approximately 70,948 people visited the museum.

Discussion on the need of museum

June 24, 2017 14:46 pm

Oftentimes, museums come to the forefront in terms of imparting younger generation with the basics of a country\city’s culture and practices. Not just the intangible cultural heritage, they can be used to portray aspects of few tragic incidents, like the 2015 Earthquake. With this idea in mind, plans to build ‘People’s Museum of Earthquake’ have been initiated in the valley.

A self-sustaining museum

June 23, 2017 11:12 am

XIAMEN (FUJIAN): It all began when Yang Hanjing came up with an idea of opening a café with antique décor ten years ago. In 2007, Hanjing from port city of Xiamen, China quit his job as the head of creative department of an advertising agency and rented an old villa built in 1950 to set up a cafe.

KATHMANDU, May 16: German Ambassador Mathhias Meyer inaugurated the exhibition ‘Kathmandu Augenblick’ on Monday at Taragaon Museum.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 23: Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Indra Bahadur Baniya has said the government is setting up museums in Bardiya and Kanchanpur with a view to preserving Tharu culture.

Kathmandu, Feb 5: A total of 2.31 million people from different countries visited the Narayanhiti Durbar Museum so far since the former royal palace was changed into the museum in 2009.

Kathmandu, Nov 22: Pencil sketches of Raj Man Singh Chitrakar were showcased at Taragaon Museum, Hyatt Regency on Tuesday on the occasion of the bicentenary Nepal-UK relations.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 31: A fire erupted at the Dattatreya Museum, adjacent to Dattatreya Temple in Bhaktapur Durbar Square in Bhaktapur district, has reduced three artistic wooden windows to ashes.

PALPA, Oct 4: The arrival of tourists has picked up after the Palpa Durbar was turned into a museum.

LALITPUR, Aug 28: Reconstruction of the Patan Museum damaged by Gorkha earthquake has begun.

Kathmandu, July 7: A charity screening of the film ‘Serdhak – The Golden Hill’ will be held at the Taragaon Museum in the Hyatt Regency, Bouddha. The show is jointly organized by Dhondup Charity and Heartbeat, an NGO working for the welfare of homeless children.