A Visit to Museum
Essay No. 01
A museum is a place where antique things and art murrels are preserved for the public to be seen. A visit to a museum imparts us knowledge about the civilization of the past.
I was fortunate enough to have a chance to visit Natural History Museum in Delhi. It is housed in a huge building, divided into various sections. Each section has different exhibits.
In the arms, the section is displayed old swords, spikes, daggers, helmets, bows and arrows, and other weapons of war. There is a model of a battle scene in a glass case.
The adjoining room has articles of household use, dug up from old historical sites. They give a picture of the domestic life of the ancient people. There are pots and pans, silver ornaments, bangles, footwear, clothes, and musical instruments of various kinds.
In the sculpture, the section is the life-size statues of Gautam Buddha and idols of gods and goddesses.
Yet another section has a large number of paintings. These are paintings of court scenes, horse races, fights of wild animals, and dances. The paintings of the Mughal period are the wonderful specimens of art.
One section has models of irrigation schemes, dams and hydro-electric projects. There are records of the achievements made by Indian states after independence. This shows how our country is marching ahead towards progress and prosperity.
Essay No. 02
A Visit to A Museum
A museum is a place where antique articles are preserved which reflect a country’s culture and civilization, its art and architecture, its historical heritage, etc. It reflects the ancient period of a country. A visit to a museum adds to our knowledge of the ancient period.
Last month our school organised a trip to the famous National Museum in Delhi. The building of the museum is huge and it is divided into various sections.
On the ground floor were the articles of household uses dug up by the archeologists from the historical sites of Harappa which threw light on the life of the ancient people. Lots of silver and gold ornaments, costumes, footwear, pots, pans, and various types of musical instruments were on the display
Then we moved to another section where a large number of paintings from the Mughal era were on display. Paintings of court scenes, horse races, fights of wild animals, and dances were displayed. They were the most wonderful representation of the art of the Mughal era.
The exhibit display, which I liked the most were ancient weapons. Manuscripts in various languages of the Mughal era were also on display along with coins of that period.
It was indeed an educating and thrilling experience to visit the museum.
Visit to a Museum
A museum is a treasure chest of antiquities. In it are kept all such articles and diggings which reflect a country’s culture and civilisation. Its historical panorama, its modes, and manners, its religious beliefs, and relics, its art and architecture. A museum is the miniature reflection of a country’s ancient heritage. Thus, a museum throws a dazzling light on the ancient period and gives a vivid picture of the customs, conventions, and traditions of the nation.
In New Delhi, I had the golden opportunity to visit the historic and famous National Museum. The building of the museum is majestic and has many apartments concerning various subjects. As I entered the ground floor I saw a number of articles and images, sculptures and rock-engraved scriptures, and many other things of great interest and value. The entire museum is divided into many compartments.
On the first floor were charts, paintings, and manuscripts of various languages. There were ancient dresses, robes, weapons, coins, etc. In other halls, one finds historic Ajanta and Ellora paintings with the lovers in the mood of dalliance. Also are vivid descriptions on lives of Rama, Krishna and Buddha through charts, scriptures, and sculptures.
The second floor is occupied with remains of Indus Valley Civilization, diggings from Harappa, broken pitchers, toys, stones, skull,s etc. through a flood of light on civilisation of those times. The third floor houses military types of equipment, sword, sheath, spears, hooks, shields and helmets, etc.
Broadly speaking, the entire museum was a treasure house of India’s great men and morals which are connected with the whole range of India’s life and literature. For me, visiting the museum was the thrilling and richest experience of my life which has left an indelible experience on my mind.