Museum of Indian Cinema opens next month

The National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) showcasing India’s rich film heritage over the past 100 years, will open in the city next month. Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Manish Tewari announced this at an awards function recently.

bollywood Updated: Jan 16, 2014 12:25 IST
Hindustan Times

The National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) showcasing India’s rich film heritage over the past 100 years, will open in the city next month. Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Manish Tewari announced this at an awards function recently.

“As Indian cinema enters a new century, the national museum of Indian cinema is a small tribute of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to the great film heritage of India. We have also launched a Rs 600 crore National Film Heritage Mission to digitise the best Indian cinematic works and archive them for the benefit of future generations,” said Tewari.

The museum will be a ready-reckoner of the history of Indian cinema. Through its interactive galleries, it will trace the evolution of celluloid from the Lumiere Brothers, RajaHarishchandra onwards.

First Published: Jan 16, 2014 12:21 IST