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UT ready with blueprint for heritage furniture museum

UT ready with blueprint for heritage furniture museum
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Ramkrishan Upadhyay

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 19

The UT Administration has prepared the blueprint for the first heritage furniture museum to be set up at the Government Printing Press, Sector 18. Sources said the layout plan for the museum had been finalised at a high-level meeting of senior officers, which was chaired by UT Adviser Manoj Parida recently.

Under the plan, it has been decided that 100 items of furniture will be placed for display at the museum.

The Department of Culture will form a committee for the selection of the 100 items to be displayed at the museum.

The auction of heritage furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in the open market has received flak from art lovers. The heritage furniture is fetching huge amounts in auctions being held by auctions houses the world over. The museum will help the Administration stop further auction of furniture. The heritage furniture has been smuggled out of the city in the past, causing huge revenue loss to the Administration. The Government Printing Press was closed on the directions of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Museum to display vintage cars too

Besides the heritage furniture, the museum will also showcase vintage cars on the ground floor. 

The design for the interiors of the ground floor will be prepared by an architectural studio and executed by the Department of Culture. 

The department will contact owners of antique cars for displaying these at the museum. 


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