MUSEUMS IN MANIPUR

The "Directory of Museums in Manipur" published in the Year 1992 by the Manipur State Museum under the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Manipur had 29 entries and arranged into four different categories based on the organising agency. Those were;

I) GOVERNMENT MUSEUM
1.   Manipur State Museum
2.   I.N.A. War Museum

II) DEPAREMENTAL MUSEUM
1.   Agricultural Museum, Agriculture Department
2.   Anthropology Museum, Department of Anthropology, D.M. College of Science
3.   Anthropology Museum, Department of Anthropology, Manipur University
4.   Biological Museum, Manipur Forest Department
5.   Children's Museum-cum-doll house, Department of Social Welfare
6.   Handlooom and Handicraft Extension Centre, Department of Industry
7.   Living Museum, State Archaeology Department
8.   Medical Museums Deptt., R.M.C. (now R.I.M.S. - Regional Institute of Medical Science)
9.   Manipur University Museum, Department of History, Manipur University
10. Museum in the Ecological Park, Department of Science and Technology and Tribal Welfare Deptt.
11. Police Museum, Manipur State Police Department
12. State Kala Academy Museum

III) CENTRAL MUSEUM
1.   Weavers Service Centre, Imphal, Ministry of Textile Govt. of India

IV) PRIVATE MUSEUM
1.   Andro Pottery Centre, Andro (Now expanded with Open Air Museum -Cultural Complex, Andro)
2.   Humphung Museum, Ukhrul
3.   Koirei Museum, Ukhrul
4.   Langthabal Khaubum Museum, Langthabal
5.   Mutua Museum, Keishampat
6.   Museum cum Community Hall, Mao
7.   Makrai Rabu, Makhel
8.   Museum of Manipur Adventure & Allied Sports Institute, Keirao
9.   Orient Museum, Tamenglong
10. Purul Living Museum, Purul
11. People's Museum Kakching
12. Ragailong Museum, Ragailong
13. The Thangjing Museum, Moirang
14. The Inpe Cultural Integration cum Tribal Museum, Churachandpur

Courtesty: Manipur State Museum, Imphal

Few more Govt. and Private museums has come up in the recent years and some of these are;

*Tribal Research Institute cum Museum, Chingmeirong Adimjati complex, Imphal is an ethnological museum run by the State Government.
*Upcoming is the Long awaited Kangla Museum progressing the development under the State Archaeology and Kangla Ford Board, Govt. of Manipur. The Kangla Museum would be showcasing the repositories of ancient rulers and their remenants past. Reconstruction, conservation of the of the heritage structures, monuments inside Kangla is in progress.

PRIVATE MUSEUMS IN RECENT YEARS
1. Ethnological Museum, Kom Cultural Dance and Research Centre, Khoirentak
2. Tribal Museum and Research Centre, Imphal
3. Nongthang Museum, Imphal
4. Ranshakshim Living Museum, Lunghar, Ukhrul

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