125th anniversary of Salar Jung museum
Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad, Telangana celebrated its 125th anniversary in June 2014.
The art museum located at Darushifa, on the bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad was established in 1951 and is one of the three National Museums of India.
It has a collection of 1 million objects which includes sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from China, Japan, Burma, India, Nepal, North America, Persia, Europe and Egypt. The museum’s collection was sourced from Salar Jung’s familial property. The museum has been declared as an Institution of National Importance by the Indian Parliament.