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 section are 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, footwears, clothes and musical instruments of various kinds.
In the sculpture section are 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, foot wears, 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 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.