The Ministry of Culture has taken up the task of digitization of collections of ten (10) museums under its domain through Jatan programme since April 2014, even before the onset of Covid-19. 

Besides this, the Ministry also operates a scheme namely ‘Museum Grant Scheme’ under which financial assistance is provided to State Governments, Societies, Autonomous Bodies, Local Bodies and Trusts registered under the Societies Act for digitization of art objects in the museums across the country for making their images/catalogue available over the website for online access.

The number of artefacts at Government museums and galleries under Ministry of Culture available for online access as of 30.06.2021 at the website http://museumsofindia.gov.in are as under:
  • Name of Museum   -   No. of artefacts available on site
  • National Museum, New Delhi   -   80997
  • Indian Museum, Kolkata   -   46326
  • Victoria Memorial Hall. Kolkata  -   26611
  • Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad   -   47504
  • Allahabad Museum, Paryagraj -   61642
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi - 12902
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai - 1460
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru - 534
  • ASI Goa Museum - 701
  • ASI, Nagarjunakonda Museum - 8450

This information was given by the Minister for Culture Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

This information was given by the Minister for Culture, Tourism & Development of North Eastern Region, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply in the Lok Sabha Today.

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