Grand Heritage museum in the heart of Patna very soon

Patna: -The Government has already initiated the process of buliding the World Class Museum in the Patna.The Plan is to spread it on to 17 acres of land in the heart the city.The museum will showcase Bihar`s heritage dating to the Buddha and Mahavir.

“The theme will be Bihar`s contribution to the history of the world`s civilisation,” Bihar Art and Culture Minister Sukhda Pandey said. “Vaishali here was the first democracy in the world.”

According to sources, Government has shortlisted 5 foreign firms,New York-based Studio Art, Tokyo-based Maki and Associates, Boston-based Safadi Art, London-based Foster and Partner, and Oslo-based Snohetta for submitting the proposal for the museum.Each firm will submit a proposal by November and one among them will be selected by year-end. The timeline for completion is four years.

The new museum will have the saga equivalent to that of Grand Egyptian Museum (Egypt), Louvre-Lens (France), Guggenheim in Bilbao (Spain) and the the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg (Canada), an official said.

Toronto-based Lord Cultural Resources has been selected as the master consultant for the project. Last month, its top offcials had made a conceptual presentation before Nitish Kumar.

The firm has been master consultant in about 1,800 such projects in 48 countries, including the National September 11 Memorial and Museum (New York), National Museum (Singapore), King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture at Dhahran (Saudi Arabia) and West Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong).