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The key need to start refined studies in the field of History of Art, Conservation and Museology has been argued for many years. And the initial step was taken in the year 1983. At that time, graduate and post- graduate programs in the post ear of international and contemporary art and their foundations and restoration of oil painting ware started in National Gallery of Modern art, the capital city, New Delhi, India.
To accomplish the need, the National Museum Institute was inaugurated and certified on 27 January, 1989 at New Delhi. Since its foundation, the Organization has been one of the primary location in India for training and investigation in the pitch of art and cultural heritage. The venue was established with a purpose that apprentices can have direct contact to the masterworks of art and cultural tradition and have easy access to the amenities of the centre like its laboratory, book centre, storage/reserve group and technical support sections for a universal knowledge.
In the year 1985, the educational courses was moved to the National Museum at Delhi and its range was extended to include educating of History of Art, accomplishing ancient as well as latest programs. The course of Restoration of Oil paintings was also extended to comprise the refurbishment of other field of art of organic and inorganic items. With the aim that students can make career in these latest courses and due to the fact that mere programs usually not suitable or make learners eligible to complete numerous fields in the museums, galleries and academies, it was considered proper planning to set up an Institution that could honor its own M.A. and Ph.D. programs.
Based on the reference of the academy Grants Commission, the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India rendered the level of 'Deemed to be University' in the month of April and in the year 1989 to the National Museum Institute, to be managed by the society.
There are some primary objective of National Museum Institute, and they are mentioned below.
-Offering latest courses in the field of History of arts and Museology.
- Work together with other national organizations dealing with national property.
-Rendering proper and advance educational guidance and leadership.
-To make the museum interesting still learning hub mainly for young visitors.
"Yuva Saathi", is a revolutionary course, designed for youngsters in which volunteer guide students about different field of education. It is the course specifically to guide learners in field of National Museum.
The institute has three departments: History of Arts, Conservation and Museology. The objective of “History of Arts”, is to provide educational programs in Asian and western arts. The work of “Conservation department”, is to render teaching on conservation of art and traditional heritage. And the department, “Museology”, as name describes manages the curriculum on learning of Museology.