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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.