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H.E.H. The Nizam’s Museum Inaugurates the City Museum wing

03-12-2012 08:27 AM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Nizam Trust

Prince Muffakham Jah inagurating the City Museum

Prince Muffakham Jah inagurating the City Museum

Hyderabad, 11th March, 2012: H.E.H. The Nizam’s Museum has inaugurated the City Museum wing today. The Nizam’s Museum is located at Purani Haveli which holds a special place for the Asaf Jahis, the dynasty of the Nizams of Hyderabad.

The museum was inaugurated by the Chief Guest -------------------- The event was graced by ------------------------

The museum, covering an area of over -------- was built in without disturbing the landscape which was a challenge for the architect involved. The City Museum will re-trace some of the steps back to Megalithic times, to the Kakatiyas of Warangal, to Golconda.
The museum will display the extraordinary collection built up over centuries by the H.H. Mir Mahboob Ali Khan & H.E.H. Mir Osman Ali Khan, the VI and VII Nizams respectively. The diverse collection includes Golconda Diamonds, exquisite Basra pearls, Arms & Weapons, Golconda’s cotton chintzes , Fabrics, , Kalamkari, Coins & Currency, Gold & Silver Jewellery, arts and crafts, Musical Instruments, Photography by Esteemed Lala Deen Dayal and Samuel Harper Frankel, Miniature paintings of Golconda & Hyderabad , a hall of fame of the Telugu Film Industry, among many others.
The highlight of the city museum is the wardrobe of H.H. Mir Mahbub Ali Khan, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad. A truly phenomenal exhibit in its own right, the wardrobe, is 176 ft long and is and it is constructed on two levels. The Nizam never repeated his clothes and once worn, his clothes were given away.
Commenting on the occasion, The Chairman of the Trust, Mr. Mir Karamat Ali Khan Muffakham Jah Bahadur said, It gives us immense pleasure to share the legendary works of Nizam with the people of the Hyderabad. The museum features an exceptional collection that celebrates the History of the Nizams and the City of Hyderabad.”

About the Trust:
H.E.H. The Nizam’s Jubilee Pavilion Trust is a not for profit organization formed on the 12th of August 1957 with HEH Nawab Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur, GCSI, GBE, the VIIth Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar as Chairman.
The primary activity of the Trust has been to display and care for the treasures so magnanimously left to the public domain by HEH Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan. The Trust has now expanded its gallery to tell a greater story, the story of the city, before and after the reign of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty, the rulers of which are known as the Nizams.

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