National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), New Delhi and State Museum, Lucknow signed an MoU today to work together in the direction of environment conservation and environment education among the masses. Under the MoU, multi-dimensional efforts will be made in organizing programmes for school and college students to create awareness about nature. The MoU was signed by Director, National Museum of Natural History, Mrs. Naaz Rizvi and Director, State Museum, Lucknow, Dr Anand Kumar Singh, in the presence of Principal Secretary, Culture & Tourism, Mr. Mukesh Mishra at Paryatan Bhawan, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) was established as one of the national level institutions during the Silver Jubilee celebrations of India’s Independence, to portray and promote awareness on the Natural Heritage of the country. National Museum of Natural History, an institution devoted to environmental education, derives its strength principally from theme-based exhibition galleries, experiential resource centers such as Discovery Room, Activity Room, and educational and out-reach activities, with the intention to depict the country’s rich natural heritage and natural history(geology, botany and zoology). The principal objective of the National Museum of Natural History is to promote environmental education at the national level.
State Museum, Lucknow is a prestigious and oldest multipurpose museum of the state that has a wonderful collection of artifacts related to archeology, natural history, decoration, art and numismatics. Along with the preservation, display, research and publication of the artifacts, the museum organizes temporary/permanent exhibition galleries from time to time, workshops for technical officers/employees, seminars for intellectuals/researchers, Art Appreciation courses and other educational programmes. State Museum, Lucknow works in collaboration with other Museums of the country with the aim of spreading awareness about the rich heritage of the country and the world to different regions of the country.