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Museums of Shimla
BHURI SINGH MUSEUM, SHIMLA
This museum has a large collection of embroidered Chamba 'Rumals' and old coins. Some of its other main attractions are a collection of hill jewellery and costumes-both traditional and royal, along with various displays of arms and armour. It also features carved doors from old palaces and numerous frescoes.
SHIMLA STATE MUSEUM
It has collection of contemporary and antique works of art, with its main attraction being the magnificent “Pahari” miniature paintings. The museum also features stone sculptures considerable antiquity. There is collection of assortes bronzes, arms and armour, dolls, anthropological items and numismatic finds.
THE NOCHOLAS ROERICH GALLERY, SHIMLA
This gallery hosts a collection of paintings of the late Nicholas Roerich. The paintings in this gallery reflect Nicholas Roerich’s love for the mountains, expressed in his use of brilliant deep colors. In his paintings, he blends his Russian background with the mythological landscape of the Himalayas.
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES, SUMMER HILL, SHIMLA
The Indian Institute of advanced studies is a sample of British colonial architecture. With its vast expanse of gardens, it has as ideal ambience for philosophers, scholars and intrepid travelers.
URUSWATI HIMALAYAN FOLK ART MUSEUM, NAGGAR
This museum has a collection of local folk art, as well as gallery of Russian folk art, The museum also has a few paintings by Roerich and several paintings by his Russian followers.
THE LIBRARY OF TIBETAN WORKS AND ARCHIVES, DHARAMSHALA
This library is one of the most important institutions in the world dedicated to preserve and disseminate Tibetan culture, It serves and disseminate Tibetan culture. It serves as a repository for the Tibetan artifacts and manuscripts, as well as centre for language and cultural education. The library holds more than eighty thousand manuscripts, books and documents. It also holds hundreds of 'thangkas' (huge religious painting on cloth), statues, six thousand photographs and other artifacts.