National Portal and Digital Repository for Indian Museums

The National Portal and Digital Repository for Indian Museums are developed and hosted by Human-Centred Design & Computing Group, C-DAC, Pune as per the agreement with Ministry of Culture, Government of India. HCDC Group has also developed JATAN: Virtual Museum software which is used for creating the digital collections in various museums and digital archival tools that are used in background for managing the national digital repository of museums.

Director (Museums)
Ministry of Culture
Room No. 329, C-Wing, Shastri Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,
New Delhi - 110 115, India

Phone No. (91) 2307 4361
Fax No. (91) 2307 4361
Email ID museumsofindia [at] gmail [dot] com
Website URL

Associate Director and Head of Department
Human-Centred Design & Computing Group
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
C-DAC Innovation Park,
Panchavati, Pashan,Pune - 411 008,Maharashtra, India

Phone No. +91-20-25503100
Fax No. +91-20-25503131
Email ID digitalpreservation [at] cdac [dot] in
Website URL,

Presently as a part of the digitization efforts of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India the digitized collections of 10 selected Museums, as given below, are placed in the digital repository for Indian Museums and also on the National Portal developed by C-DAC, Pune in consultation with the Ministry of Culture along with technical help from the Art Institute of Chicago in the first phase. Subsequently, it will be our endeavour to make available the digitized collections of the remaining museums under the Ministry of Culture/Archaeological Survey of India also on the National Portal.

The details of the officers concerned of the museums where the digitization work has been undertaken in the first phase are as given below:

Name of the Museum Name & E-mail ID of officer in charge of the Museum Name & E-mail ID of Nodal Officer
Allahabad Museum Prof. Rajesh Purohit, Director
rajeshpurohit_2005 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Dr. Sanju Misra, Guide Lecturer
allahabadmuseum [at] rediffmail [dot] com
National Museum, New Delhi Dr. Venu V., Administrator
venuvasudevan1 [at] gmail [dot] com
Shri Benoy Sahay, Curator
sahaybcaa [at] gmail [dot] com  
Indian Museum, Kolkata Dr. B. Venugopal, Director
directorindianmuseum [at] gmail [dot] com  
Dr. Mita Chakrabarty, Dy. Keeper
mitachakrabarty [at] gmail [dot] com
Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata Dr. Jayanta Sengupta, Secretary & Curator
curatorvmh [at] gmail [dot] com
Ms. Joyee Roy Ghosh, Senior Technical Assistant
documentationvmhk [at] gmail [dot] com
Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad Dr. A.N. Reddy, Director In-charge
abbareddynagender [at] yahoo [dot]co [dot] in salarjungmuseum [at] gmail [dot] com  
Shri V. Mallam, Deputy Keeper
dykeeper [dot] sjm [at] gmail [dot] com
Goa Museum, ASI Shri R. Murlimani, SA, ASI, Goa
circlegoa [dot] asi [at] gmail [dot] com
Shri S.K. Bagi, Asstt Archaeologist,ASI, Goa
shrigurubagi [at] gmail [dot] com
Nagarjunakonda Museum, ASI Shri R. Krishnaiah, SA, ASI, Hyderabad.
circlehyd [dot] asi [at] gmail [dot] com
Shri W.V.S. Narasimham, Assistant Superintending Archaeologist, ASI, Hyderabad
asamnkonda [at] gmail [dot] com
NGMA, New Delhi Prof. Rajeev Lochan Director
ngma [dot] delhi [at] gmail [dot] com
Shri S.P. Datta Restorer
conlab [dot] ngma [at] gmail [dot] com
NGMA Mumbai Shri S.M. Khened, Director In-charge
dirnscm [at] gmail [dot] com  
Shri M. Shankar Keeper
ngma [dot] mumbai [at] gmail [dot] com
NGMA Bengaluru Shri K.G. Kumar Director In-charge
kgkumar57 [at] gmail [dot] com
Dr. Rehana Shah, Officer on Special Duty
drehanashah [at] gmail [dot] com
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum & Memorial