Each year, 18th May is marked as International Museum Day worldwide. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society.
Most people are unaware, but Ahmedabad is home to some really unique museums such as the Calico Museum of textile, kite museum, Shreyas folk museum and Veechar museum of utensils. These museums are a reflection of our heritage and culture. In a way, these museums keep the relationship between Ahmedabad and its history alive.
This year, on the occasion of International Museum Day, L.D. Museum and Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University is jointly organizing a lecture on “Collections of Coins and its management”. Prof. Ramji Savalia, Director, B.J. Institute of Learning & Research, Ahmedabad, will deliver the lecture. The lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the new Priyakant T. Munshae Gallery of Coinage by Prof. Ratan Parimoo, Director, L. D. Museum. This gallery has on display a representative collection of historical phases of coinage of India, which was gifted by Smt. Nandiniben Munshaw. The collection includes the earliest punched-marked coin called bentbar (c. 600 B.C.), Akbar’s Din-i-Ilahi coin, Jahangir’s Zodiac series in silver and Adil Shah’s Larin (d.1668)
The lecture is scheduled to begin at 5.00 PM at the Lecture Hall, L.D. Museum, Opp. Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. If you too are a coin collector, this is one lecture and guided tour you shouldn’t miss!