RELEVANCE -UPSC GS PRELIMS & GS MAINS -I
QUES 1 . Consider the following statements about Project ‘JATAN’-
1 . Ministry of Culture has taken up this project in collaboration with C-DAC, Pune.
2 . The Project is for creating an online digital repository of archaeological sites in India.
Which among the above statements is /are correct ?
a . only 1
b . only 2
c . both 1 & 2
d . none of the above
Answer – a
QUES 2 . Which among the following are incorrectly matched-
1 . National Museum- Hyderabad
2 . Victoria Memorial Hall- New Delhi
3 . Salar Jung Museum- Kolkata
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Answer – d
ABOUT PROJECT JATAN
Ministry of Culture has taken up a project named as JATAN in collaboration with C-DAC, Pune for creating an online digital repository of museum collections on the national portal www.museumsofindia.gov.in for the museums under the administrative control of this Ministry. Till now, 1,08,881 art objects have been digitized and uploaded on the portal.
Digitization of collections of old, rare and brittle documents / manuscripts/books in the Libraries under Ministry of Culture is a continuous process. Till now, National Library, Kolkata and Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi have digitized a total of 87 lakh pages of rare books etc. Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna and Rampur Raza Library, Rampur have digitized 22.50 lakh folios of manuscripts.
Museums under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture
There are six museums under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture namely:
1 . National Museum, New Delhi,
2 . National Gallery of Modern Art (branches at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru),
3 . Indian Museum, Kolkata,
4 . Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata,
5 . Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad and
6 . Allahabad Museum, Allahabad.
Apart from above, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghralaya and Asiatic Society, Kolkata are also under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture.