Essay No. 01
A Visit To A Museum
A visit to a museum in interesting as well as educative. We can understand a lot about the history and culture of a country, its industry, arts, fashions etc. by visiting a museum. Last Sunday, I along with some of my intimate friends, went to a museum at Delhi. We bought tickets and entered the museum. The bug building was divided into a number of sections. On entering the building, we saw separate sections containing many idols of Hindu gods. They looked life-like and impressive. Then we found ourselves in a hall decorated with rare pictures and paintings. We then moved to the history section. We saw certain objects belonging to the various periods of history. We then went to a big room full of ancient weapons and amours, like heavy swords, lances and shields. We saw bows, arrows, guns, spears, statues, idols, manuscripts etc. In another section we saw Kashmiri shawls, Amritsari shawls, Amritsari carpets, Peshawari embroidered turbans and rugs and many other specimens from different parts of India. The art gallery impressed us the most. It had beautiful paintings of fruits, flowers and natural landscapes. We also saw beautiful ivory work, coins and jewellery kept in showcases in another section. Then we came to a section which displayed rare manuscripts. My eyes rested on a manuscript said to belong to the Gupta period of the Indian History. A gold coin coined during Vikramaditiya’s reign drew out attention. In this way a visit to a museum provided us with a rich feast of ideas. It left a deep imprint on my mind.
Essay No. 02
A Visit to a Museum
Museums are the repositories of antique items. They are, in reality, great historical, anthropological and archaeological monuments which tell us about the ancient world, how it developed over the centuries and how the human beings and animals lived in the past and so many other things like ancient art, crafts, etc.
Last week, I went to visit the local branch of the national museum which is situated in the heart of my town.
I went into the section of extinct species. Prominently among them were placed the models and charts of various kinds of dinosaurs. Possibilities of the extinction of the dinosaurs were presented in charts and through diagrams.
I saw a piece of the rock that had been brought from the moon by Neil Armstrong. I also saw coins of the past dynasties. Some of them were made of gold, others of silver and still others of copper and nickel.
I also saw several ancient household goods and utensils such as cups, plates, saucers, cauldrons, spoons, ladels, griddles, toy models of animals such as cows, buffaloes, goats, oxen, horses, cats, dogs, rats, etc.
Some clay models of birds such as parrots, sparrows, pigeons, eagles, hawks, vultures, crows, etc. were also there.
The most interesting ones were the models of human beings. Among them there were toys of men, women, boys, girls, infants in mothers, arms, etc. The men and women wore dresses of different fashions and kinds. All the models and toys belonged to different places and periods. It was explained by guides and the curator and was also written on several charts and explanatory sheets of paper.
As I returned home, I felt I was puffing with new knowledge.
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A museum is a place where antique things and art are preserved for the public to be seen. A visit to a museum imparts us knowledge about the civilisation of the past.
I was fortunate enough to have a chance to visit Natural History Museum in Delhi. It is housed in a huge building, divided into various sections. Each section has different exhibits.
In the arms section are displayed old swords, spikes, daggers, helmets, bows and arrows and other weapons of war. There is a model of a battle scene in a glass case.
The adjoining room has articles of household use, dug up from old historical sites. They give a picture of the domestic life of the ancient people. There are pots and pans, silver ornaments, bangles, footwear, clothes and musical instruments of various kinds.
In the sculpture section are the life-size statues of Gautama Buddha and idols of gods and goddesses.
Yet another section has a large number of paintings. These are paintings of court scenes, horse races, fights of wild animals and dances. The paintings of the Mughal period are the wonderful specimens of art.
One section has models of irrigation schemes, dams and hydro-electric projects. There are records of the achievements made by Indian states after independence. This shows how our country is marching ahead towards progress and prosperity.