The Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum located in Hyderabad is a must visit for those who are in thirst of Indian art. Its a great museum to view the Indian arts at its best and its famous all around the world.
Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum is the museum named after the couple Jagdish and Kamla Mittal. The artist couple showcase their collection of Indian art for more than 40 years and the collection of the gallery now numbers close to 2000 objects which are dated 1900 AD.
Jagdish and Kamla Mittal created an irrevocable Public Charitable Trust named “Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art”. This museum includes traditional arts and crafts collection of Indian subcontinent dated between 1st century BC till 1900 AD. The collection includes from miniature paintings, drawings, dissertation, cuneiform, folk and classical bronzes, slipware, ivory figures, jade objects, metalware, textiles, arms and armour and artistic handicrafts, Nepali & Tibetan thankas.
The museum is rich in miniatures spanning from period of 12th century AD and it includes important school like the western Indian school, Gujrati schools, Rajasthani School, Sultanate school, Mughal School, Pahari or Punjab, South Indian, Bengal and Orissa. It has crucial 250 drawings which give you a deeper insight about the Moghul, Deccani and Rajasthani schools. Several miniatures and drawings from this collection have been already reproduced in various books like Painting of India, Pahari Painting, Chamba Painting and in many journals such as Lalit Kala, Marg and Roop Lekha.
A huge number of arts objects of this museum are lent for display at some prestigious festival of Indian exhibitions. The collections here is seen and appreciated by many art lovers and scholars from all over the world.
How to Reach
The Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum is open from 9.30 Am till 4 Pm and its open on all the days. It provides all of its visitors with a free entry and the closest land mark is Gagan Mahal Hospital. The closest bus stop is Himayatnagar and the closest MMTS station is Nampally.