Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad

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Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, abbreviated L. D. Museum, is a museum of Indian sculptures, bronzes, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, miniature paintings, woodwork, bead work and ancient and contemporary coins in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Since its inception in 1956, the L. D. Institute of Indology has been collecting and preserving rare manuscripts and artifacts of various kinds, some of which are handed over to the L.D. Museum. The Museum is the product of the vision and energy of two remarkable persons who were responsible for its establishment: Muni Punyavijayaji, an erudite monk scholar and Sheth Kasturbhai Lalbhai, the well-known industrialist of Ahmedabad. As the collection grew over the years, the Board of Trustees (of the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Bharatiya Sanskriti Vidyamandir), felt strongly the need for a separate museum building to house the display of its collection. Consequently, a new museum building was built adjacent to the existing building of the Institute, which was also designed by the internationally acclaimed architect, Balkrishna Doshi. The collection in the new museum building was opened to the public in 1984 and was formally inaugurated by Braj Kumar Nehru (Governor of Gujarat) in 1985.
The Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum of the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Bharatiya Sanskriti Vidyamandir is located in the premises of the L.D. Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad. It is situated on a sprawling campus in the western part of the city in an area dotted with educational and research institutes, and in the vicinity of Gujarat University. It is about 7 kilometers from the Railway Station and 12 kilometers from the Airport, therefore, it is easily accessible from any part of the Ahmedabad city.
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  • this one is very nice museum near gujrat university in the city, i went there with my friends, and we had a good time, some nice collections of painting and other things, and best thing is it is...  more »
  • Nice museum nice sculpture I like it its located on Ahmed a bad I love it weather and the monument there  more »
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  • A must see exhibition of Indian drawings curated by Director and veteran art historian Ratan Parimoo. Lovely space designed by Balkrishna Doshi. An oasis of peace in the midst of busy Navrangpura. The next door N.C. Mehta collection within the same campus is also not to be missed.
  • Superb experience. What an amazing place. So peaceful. Can't believe that this place is on main road but after entering the campus, you feel you are far away from main road. What a collection of pictures, coins, idols. Amazing collection of Jain, shaive, Buddhist sculptures. Got to see few jain tirthankara idols so closely. If you see into the eyes of idols closely , you will start feeling something different. Above all, what a collection in library. Two sections in library. One for books and another one for manuscripts. They have 80000+ manuscripts in the library. Some of the books are so rare. This institute also invite scholars to speak on various topics.
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