Lance Dane Collection
This collection of art objects has sculptures
and figurines of metal and wood from India and Nepal. It also includes
slides and negatives of Indian, Nepalese and Cambodian art and
architecture, photographed by Late Mr. Dane, was a well known art
historian and collector, over the past fifty years.
Benoy Behl Collection of Ajanta frescoes photo
The Ajanta caves, their ceilings and frescoes
have been photo-documented by Shri Behl in great detail in 1991-92. His
work furnishes a comprehensive picture of the site and the beautiful
frescoes painted all over the caves.
Shambunath Mitra Collection
Collection of black and white negatives of the
terracotta decorated temples of West Bengal (Birbhum, Bankura, Burdwan,
Hooghly, Howrah, Midnapore and Murshidabad districts). The importance of
the collection lies in the fact that some of the temples and terracotta
figures have been destroyed or damaged by the ravages of time and human
neglect. The Cultural Archives has also recently acquired 1,151 black and
white negatives of the terracotta temples of Purulia, North Bengal and 24
Pargana districts of West Bengal.