DIBRUGARH, Nov 30 - The District Museum, which earlier functioned from the building of the District Library here, is ready with a three-storied RSS structure, exclusively for the museum purposes and the same is expected to be inaugurated on December 2 by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The permanent building, which is built in a plot of land measuring 3 katha and 5 lecha under dag no. 376 of the extended Charinggaon was handed over by District Library on July 31, 2012. Thereafter, a plan and estimates were prepared by the PWD, building division, amounting to Rs 3.43 crore under the annual budget.
The newly-constructed building includes a basement for parking facilities, a spacious auditorium, office rooms, wash rooms, and six galleries. Out of the proposed six galleries, the Archaeology gallery is now complete for public viewing which has been developed under the aegis of Assam State Museum Management Society with a budget amounting to Rs 11 lakh. This gallery depicts a representative history of stone and terracotta sculptures. A very remarkable artefact of this gallery is a stone inscription, probable time period of which is within 675-725 AD, that gives references of a period of Assam history, about which there is hardly any data available.
�The rest of the galleries including ethnographic heritage, numismatic, arm and armour, textiles and manuscripts are at planning level with the PWD, Dibrugarh,� Abantika Parashar, in charge officer of District Museum here stated. The district museum in Dibrugarh was established on March 16, 1987.