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Archeological Museum Halebeedu 

The museum was established in the early part of 1970's. This museum has more than 1500 sculptures, architectural members, inscriptions of historical significance retrieve in and around Halebidu. The collection is displayed in a closed sculpture gallery as well as an open air museum with a large reserve collection. It also shows 18 'Tirthankara image from the ruined tank of one of the Jainas basadis. 

The open air museum has its display many sculptures of importance like Govardhanagiridhari Krishna, dancing Shiva, Nataraja and Veena Saraswati, dancing Ganesha, elegant couchant Nandi to name a few. The sculptures of Brahma-Saraswati, Nagna Kala Bhairava, Mother and Child, wooden carvings and a bronze statue of a tirthankara have been exhibited in the sculpture gallery. The master pieces of this museum have represented Indian art in the various exhibitions held at France, Japan and other countries. 

Opening Hours: 09.00 am to 5.00 pm                                            Closed on Friday 

Entrance Fee:  
Rs. 5 / - per head 
(Children up to 15 years free)

 

Tipu Sultan Museum, Srirangapatna

The Daria Daulat Bagh, which is an ancient monument of national importance, houses the museum. The museum exhibits confined to the ground floor of the palace and mostly pertaining to Tipu Sultan, consists of oil paintings, pencil sketches, aquatints and engravings, coins and medals, costumes, furniture, arms, etc. 

The storming of 'Seringapatam' an oil painting by Sir Robert Ker Porter in 1800 is one of the greatest historical paintings depicting the final capture of Srirangapatna on 4th May 1799. Many English officers like General Baird, Sgt. Graham, Col. Dunlop are featured in it. Tipu's men are on the bridge offering stiff resistance In the back ground behind the fort walls of the Tipu's palace, the minarets of the mosque and the gopura of the Ranganatha Swami temple. 

A portrait of Tipu Sultan depicts him wearing a pouch, a striped shirt. A necklace, a girth belt and a stone-studded cross belt. The artist was GF Cherry who painted it in 1792. Another full portrait of Tipu Sultan as Prince painted by John Zoffany in 1780is on display. 

Another historical painting by Robert Home, painted between 1792-95, depicted of Tipu's sons, Abdul Khaliq and Maizuddin, the hostage princes with Ghulam Ali Khan, the Vakil of Tipu who is shown in a carrying chair and in the background an Englishman, most probably, Captain Kennaway the personal secretary to Lord Cornwallis has been seen as having a discussion with Ali Raza Khan another Vakil of Tipu holding a treaty document. 

There are eighteen pencil sketches on display and among them are seven sons of Tipu Sultan Fateh Haider, Abdul Khaliq, Maizuddin, Mohiuddin, Yasin Sahib, Sultan Sahib and Shukrullah his Vakils ghulam Ali Khan and Ali Raza Khan - Commanders Ghulam Ali Khan , Badruz Zaman Khan, Sheikh Hussain, his companion and confidential servant Raja Khan and the senior door keeper Firuz Saut. Also on display are the sketches of Mir Alam, Minister of Nizam, his son Mir Dauran, Krishna Raja Wodeyar III and his maternal uncle, Nandi Raja. These portrait sketches were drawn by Thomas Hickey the English artist, between 1799-1801 in Srirangapatna and Vellore. 

Some of the soldiers of the East India Company were talented artists who drew views of forts, buildings and scenery as seen from their encampments. The pictures were drawn on the canvas and aquatints so that a large number of copies were made. Two copies of engravings, 'Cornwallis receiving the hostage princes' and the 'last effort of Tipu Sultan' in defense of Srirangapatna besides many aquatints depicting the various forts of Tipu Sultan. 

Coins of different denominations on view include Double paisa, Paisa, Half paisa, Quarter paas and One-eighth paisa issued by Tipu Sultan from different mints at Bangalore, Calicut, Chitaldurg, Dindigul, Gooty and Srirangapatna. Madals of different metals like silver, copper and bronze issued by the English, commemorating their victory over Tipu are also exhibited. 

Among the other exhibits mention of the costume of the dress, a pajama, a silk coat and a straw hat, Two silver bowels presented by him to the Ranganathaswami temple, a hand made paper manuscript in Persian dealing with the military code of regulations, furniture comprising of chairs, sofa with backrest, couch and a rosewood roundtable, a brass cannon, daggers, swords, pistols And muskets besides iron cannons 

Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 

Entrance Fee: 
Rs. 15 / - per head for citizens of India 
US $ 4 or Rs. 200 / - for others 
(Children up to 15 years free)

Sculpture Shed at Bagali

Sculpture Shed at Belligavi

Photography/ Filming Policy for the Archaeological Site Museums of the Archaeological Survey of India

1. Introduction

There are 46 Archaeological Site Museums under the jurisdiction of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) spread over the length and breadth of the country. In archaeological site museums, objects retrieved during excavations at the site, found during explorations or during scientific clearance/ conservation of the monuments which have significance in terms of history, archaeology of the site/ region are displayed. The significant objects are displayed in the galleries, however, rest are kept in the reserve collections to facilitate research work. The objects are circulated for display from the reserve collection.

2. Objective

In order to regulate the antiquities in the archaeological site museum under ASI being photographed and filmed for commercial purpose and the security/ safety of visitors, there are certain guidelines that shall be followed while photographing/ filming at the Archaeological Site Museum of the ASI.

3. Guidelines for Photography Permission

3.1 Photography (without tripod/ monopods/ flash-light) is open to public in all the museums free-of-cost. Selfie sticks are strictly not permitted in the museum premises. Prior permission for using camera free-of-charge (with multiple lenses, tripod/ monopods/ large photography bag) for academic purposes shall be granted by the concerned in-charge of the Circle/ Mini Circle, etc. The requests shall be made through a form as annexed at Annexure - A.

3.2 Request of photography free-of-charge (with tripod) shall be made by the applicant at least 15 days prior to the date of visit of the concerned person.

3.3 Opening of showcase or moving/ shifting of antiquities, etc. is not allowed.

3.4 Prior permission from the concerned Officer in-charge of the Circle/ Mini Circle, etc. shall be obtained for taking photographs of the antiquities kept in reserve collection.

3.5 Fee amounting to `750/- per photograph shall be charged from the applicant who intends to use it for commercial purposes. Such photograph(s) in digital format (high resolution 300 dpi) shall be supplied via e-mail by the concerned in-charge of the Circle/ Mini Circle. The Archaeological Survey of India shall be acknowledged while using the photograph. The requests shall be made through a form as annexed at Annexure - B.

3.6 The request for photograph(s) used for commercial purposes shall be made directly to the concerned in-charge of the Circle/ Mini Circle. Payments shall be made using Demand Drafts or through e-payments.

4. Guidelines for Filming/ Video Shooting Permission

4.1 “Filming” [as defined in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1959 *1] permission for academic and commercial purposes shall be granted by the concerned Officer in-charge of the Circle/ Mini Circle, etc.

         *1 “filming”, together with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means the preparation of a cinematographic film                     [including video film] with the aid of a camera which is capable of taking films of more than eight millimeters and which requires                   the use of a stand or involves other special previous arrangements.

4.2 Fee for filming - `50,000/- (non-refundable) (per day for single museum) and `10,000/- (refundable) as a security money [subject to revision]. The fee may be exempted in case of Central and State agencies carrying out filming by their own resources and not on contract. However, the Director-General, ASI, will be the competent authority to grant such exemptions.

4.3 Due acknowledgment shall be given to the Archaeological Survey of India.

4.4 Request of filming/ video shoot along with camera crew shall be made by the applicant at least 15 days prior to the proposed date of shoot.

4.5 Documents required for the filming along with the form are annexed at Annexure - C.

5. Terms and Conditions

5.1 No extraneous materials such as water, oil, grease or like shall be applied on the object or part thereof.

5.2 The photography and filming shall be carried out only in the presence of the concerned museum in-charge.

5.3 Use of any artificial lights (except existing museum lights) including flash-light synchronised with the exposure of camera is prohibited on certain objects, as indicated below –
          5.3.1 Works on paper, textiles, naturally occurring dyes, oil paintings on canvas, murals, wood, bone and Ivory and other materials painted or coloured come                        under the extremely susceptible to light damage category. In any circumstances, such objects should never be photographed using flash-light or any                              kind of alternative artificial light.

           5.3.2 Not susceptible objects to light damage such as metal, stone, most ceramics, glass, that have largely been used outdoors or have otherwise lost their                               natural colouring through design or use, etc. can be photographed under controlled artificial light of about 650 Lux/ hour.

5.4 Any act, which may cause damage or injury to any antiquity/ artifact or part of it, shall not be undertaken. In case of any damage/ loss, the security money deposited for filming would be forfeited and further, the licensee will have to settle any such claim arising out of the damage, injury or loss of any antiquity/ artifact.

5.5 Photography and filming shall not obstruct or hamper or limit the movement of visitors who may lawfully be within the precincts of the museum. It shall not restrict the accessibility of exhibitions, entrances/ exits, doorways, pathways and high traffic areas.

5.6 Five copies of publication should be supplied free-of-cost to the Archaeological Survey of India immediately following the final editing of publication. Photographs and films may not be sold, reproduced, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner without prior permission of the Archaeological Survey of India.

5.7 Film and television programs shall provide Archaeological Survey of India with an on screen end credit.

5.8 Works of art incorporated in the publication or film shall carry the artist/ author’s name and the correct title of the work.

5.9 Permission for photography/ filming shall be non-transferable and shall be valid for specified date(s)/ period.

5.10 Photo-identity proof preferably passport/ official ID/ Voter ID/ Aadhar/ Driving Licence, etc. shall be presented to the in-charge of the concerned museum(s).

5.11 The permission so granted shall not include entrance fee as applicable. Entire team/ individual shall purchase the entry ticket.

5.12 Photographs and films will not be used or portrayed to trivalise, sensationalize or demean the objects or the museum.

5.13 It shall be sole responsibility of the concerned individual and/or film production unit that the image or the film does not defame, libel or slander any person, infringe any Copyright, Trademark, privacy, confidentiality or publicity of any person, breach any laws, rules, codes and guidelines. The Archaeological Survey of India or concerned museum shall have no responsibility or liabilities of any nature, whatsoever, concerning the foregoing matters.

5.14 No press release referring to the museum in any promotional material will be issued without prior permission of the Archaeological Survey of India.

5.15 Any other condition, which the local official put forth in the larger interest of the safety and security of the antiquities / artifacts, Government property as well as staff and visitors in the museums, shall be abiding on the agency or person seeking permission.

5.16 The above guidelines/ terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice. Visitors are advised to see the website of the Archaeological Survey of India from time-to-time for any changes.

Annexure - A
Requisition Proforma for Photography Permission (Academic Purposes)
(for using tri-pod/ monopod/ multiple lenses/ large photography bags)
Name of the Applicant
Passport size Photograph (upto 2 MB)
Profession - Research Scholar/ Educator/ Govt. Employee/ Independent Researcher/ Departmental/ Official/ Others
Affiliation/ Organisation
Address
Age
Nationality
Passport Number (other than Indian National)/ Identity Card Number
Contact Number
E-mail Address
Purpose of photography - Research/ Conference Presentation/ Publication
Name of the museum(s) for which permission in required - 1 or multiple (up to 5 at a time)
Date(s) of visit
Type of Camera/ number of lenses
Name of the HOD (in case, if affiliated with any university) (attach forwarding letter from the HOD)
Any other detail

Annexure - B
Proforma for Requesting Digital Photograph
(for Commercial Purposes)
Name of the Applicant
Passport size Photograph (upto 2 MB)
Profession - Research Scholar/ Educator/ Govt. Employee/ Independent Researcher/ Departmental Officer/ Official/ Others
Affiliation/ Organisation
Address
Age
Nationality
Passport Number (other than Indian National)/ Identity Card Number preferably Aadhar Card
Contact Number
E-mail Address
Details of Commercial Use
Name of the museum(s) where object is stored
Accession number of the object(s) (if known)
Mode of payment (Demand draft/ ***E-payment)
DD number and date
Any other detail

** Please note:
Documents Required along with the form –
1. One passport size photograph of the applicant
2. List of Museum(s) where object(s) is/ are stored
3. Accession number of the object(s)
4. Demand Draft amounting to `750/- (non-refundable per image) in favour of the concerned in-charge of the circle/ mini-circle i.e.
The Superintending Archaeologist, name of the concerned circle, Archaeological Survey of India
or
The Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, name of the concerned mini circle, Archaeological Survey of India
***The details regarding e-payment method will soon be updated.

Annexure - C
Requisition Proforma for Filming Permission
Name of the Applicant
Passport size Photograph (upto 2 MB)
Profession
Affiliation/ Organisation
Address
Age
Nationality
Passport Number (other than Indian National)
Identity Card Number
Contact Number
E-mail Address
Purpose of filming - Educational/ Film/ Documentary/ Other
Name of the museum(s) for which permission in required - 1 or multiple (up to 5 at a time)
Date(s) of visit
Type of Camera
** Number of Crew Members (attach details in jpg/pdf format) [attachment should not exceed 2 MB]
** Number of Equipments (attach details)
[attachment should not exceed 2 MB]
** Script/ Synopsis (attach details)
[attachment should not exceed 2 MB]
Number of pages
** Demand Draft (Number/ date of issue)
***E-payment Mode (Total Amount/ Date of payment)
** Please note:

Documents Required along with the form –
1. Script/ synopsis of the film/ documentary
2. Details of crew members (names along with ID proof)
3. Two passport size photographs of the camera person
4. List of equipments
5. Demand Draft amounting to `50,000/- (non-refundable per day for single museum) and `10,000/- (Refundable amount as security money) in favour of the concerned in-charge of the circle/ mini-circle i.e.
The Superintending Archaeologist, name of the concerned circle, Archaeological Survey of India
or
The Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, name of the concerned mini circle, Archaeological Survey of India
***The details regarding e-payment method will soon be updated.

Page Images: 
Halebeedu Musuem Building
Govardhanadhari
Bhairava
Thirthankara
Vishnu
Narasimha
Daria Daulat Bagh (Tipu's Summer Palace)
Chronometer
Brass Cannon
Tipu Sultan Portrait
Bagili Museum buiding
Ananthasayi
Uma Maheswara
Beligavi Sculpture Shed Building
Pashupathi
Tirumurthy