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    Kolkata, May 2. (UNI): The century-old Asiatic Society, the treasure trove of priceless books, manuscripts and artifacts from across Asia, plans to set up a
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2004
      Kolkata, May 2. (UNI): The century-old Asiatic Society, the treasure
      trove of priceless books, manuscripts and artifacts from across Asia,
      plans to set up a unique art gallery at its heritage building in the
      city with collections from across the continent.

      Society president Amalendu De and general secretary Dilip Coomer
      Ghosh said here yesterday after formally launching the institute's
      website - www.asiaticsocietycal.com - that in keeping with the rich
      tradition of the Society and for proper restoration of a large number
      of invaluable artifacts and paintings, including Mughal miniatures
      and artists' impressions of the Ramayana and Mahabharata, characters
      in different countries would be scientifically preserved in the
      proposed Art Gallery.

      Professor De, himself a renowned historian, said since the
      declaration of the Asiaic Society by the Centre as an institute of
      national importance along with all its contents a few years ago, its
      overall renovation and restoration work had been taken up by the
      Archeological Survey of India(ASI).

      As soon as the ASI completes its work and prepares the gallery before
      the end of this year, the new Art Gallery would come up initially
      with about 100 paintings and artifacts collected from all corners of
      Asia during the past several decades.
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