Opp. Jalmahal, Amer Road
Shree Sanjay Sharma Museum and Research Institute is involved in collection, conservation, and preservation of art, heritage, and ancient knowledge-rich manuscripts. The collection was started in 1955, and only with four manuscripts, by the founder chairman of the museum, Ram Kripalu Sharma. The museum's collection now is an inexhaustible store of Vedic literature, alchemy and chemistry, jyotish (Astronomy), tantric practice, ayurveda, dhanurved (Archery), medicine, and related articles.
The museum's collection is displayed in six galleries. Glass painting and porcelain gallery displays artworks from 18th to 19th century belonging to Indian schools of art in Shekhawat, Ujjain, Tanjavur, Avadh, and Tamil Nadu, as well as works from China, France, Japan, and other countries. Miniature painting gallery comprises paintings from 15th to 19th century from Jaipur, Kishangarh, Kota, Nathdwara, Bikaner, Orissa, Bundi, Lucknow, Avadh, and Tibet. The textile and costumes gallery has royal costumes, canopies, and turbans displayed mainly of the Jaipur state. The manuscripts room/library holds thousands of manuscripts on palm leaves, birch bark and various kinds of paper. These manuscripts cover over 200 subjects and are written in 16 languages including Brahmi, Sharda, Tibetan, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Tirhut, Bangla, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Gurumukhi, and Devanagri. In the cloth painting section, there are different types of pichhvai and cloth paintings dating 17th to 20th century, and belonging to Nathdwara, Kota, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Mathura, Andhra Pradesh, and Mewar, as well as Germany. The art gallery exhibits verses of Quran Sharif on canvas, Janwaj, patchwork of Egypt, philosophical paintings of Jainism, woodcraft of Gujarat and Rajasthan, genealogical painting on Jain philosophy, etc.
It aims to establish a world-class museum and research institute for the study of orientology and manuscriptology along with developing premium conservation and preservation practices for heritage collection.
Reception area of the museum
Interior view of gallery with manuscripts
Canopy with artistic patchwork | Shekhawati
Decorative bow shaped cenotaph with railing | Karoli
One of the painting from the Ramayana series where King Dasaratha's arrival at Ayodhya is being celebrated by queens and female companions. | Mewar
One of the painting from the Ramayana series where King Dasaratha is seated on throne and is surrounded by female companions. | Mewar
Vishav vigyan Chitravali: Granthantargat Chaturdash Bhuvan Chitram. | Jaipur
A sample of Devanagari script | Jaipur
Sani yantra (Tantrik form of Saturn) | Marwar
Shield made using rhinoceros leather | Rajasthan
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