Tharu museum displays historic pictures, paintings

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Chitwan

Feb 24, 2018-The Tharu Cultural Museum and Research Centre at Bachhauli, the nearest Tharu village to Sauraha, has various old assets, photographs and paintings which are major tourist draw. 

The preservation officer at the museum Basudev Chaudhary shared that also on display there are photographs related to hunting of wild animals by then British officials and Rana rulers. 

Similarly, the museum features photographs taken during the malaria eradication campaigns in the Tarai. Dirgha Man Foundation’s Kiran Chitrakar and Australian, American Universities and US Aid provided various photographs to the museum, Chaudhary said, adding that the Nepal Tourism Board had initiated to bring the photographs from the US and Australia. 

Established in 2006, the museum has colourful murals and exhibits on artefacts and local dress. 

The collection is fairly limited, but it is a must-see for those interested in Tharu 

culture, say officials at the centre. About 15,000 people, mostly foreigners, visit the museum annually. 

Published: 24-02-2018 07:51

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