The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) has officially been renamed the Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society recently.
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Dimensions of the Aricle:
- Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML)
Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML):
- The NMML was established as a memorial to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.
- It is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
- The NMML is located in Teen Murti House, Nehru’s former official residence.
- It consists of four main components: a Memorial Museum, a library on modern India, a Centre for Contemporary Studies, and the Nehru Planetarium.
Features of NMML:
- The museum showcases exhibits related to Nehru’s life, including personal artifacts, photographs, letters, and documents.
- It highlights his role in India’s freedom struggle and his contributions as a statesman.
- The library at NMML houses a vast collection of books, journals, documents, and manuscripts on modern Indian history and politics.
- It is open to researchers, scholars, and the general public.
- NMML has archival facilities that preserve historical records, including official documents, private papers, and photographs.
- It holds significant materials related to the Indian independence movement and Nehru’s political career.
- The NMML serves as a research center, promoting scholarly studies on Indian history and Nehruvian thought.
- It provides fellowships, research grants, and organizes seminars, conferences, and lectures.
- Adjacent to the NMML, the Nehru Planetarium offers shows and exhibitions on astronomy and space science.
- It provides educational experiences for astronomy enthusiasts.
- The NMML publishes books, journals, and research papers on Indian history, politics, and culture.
- These publications contribute to academic discourse and knowledge dissemination.
-Source: Indian Express