Department Of Arts And Culture Meghalaya

Department Of Arts And Culture Meghalaya

Department Of Arts And Culture Meghalaya, Meghalaya  is a state in Northeast India. The name means “the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit. The population of Meghalaya as of is estimated to be 3,211,474. Meghalaya covers an area of approximately 22,430 square kilometers, with a length to breadth ratio of about 3:1.
The state is bounded to the south by the Bangladeshi divisions of Mymensingh and Sylhet, to the west by the Bangladeshi division of Rangpur, and to the north and east by India’s State of Assam. The capital of Meghalaya is Shillong. During the British rule of India, the British imperial authorities nicknamed it the “Scotland of the East”.

About Us

Preservation, documentation, research, promotion, development and augmentation of arts and culture in the State continue to be the important objectives of the Arts and Culture Department. For achieving these objectives, a separate Department of Arts and Culture was created on 1st August 1988 to deal exclusively with the preservation of ancient arts, culture and heritage including promotion and expansion of cultural activities in the State of Meghalaya. The function of the newly created department is divided into three broad objectives namely, Performing Arts, Research and Library services. Under the Performing Arts we have the Institute of Arts and Culture. While Research includes Anthropological Research (Tribal Research Institute), Gazetteers, Historical and Antiquarian Studies, Museum, Archaeology and Archives. And Library Services include the State Central Library and the District Libraries etc. Since the department will soon be reaching fourteen years of its existence, it is, therefore, felt that important events and activities should not go unrecorded in this Chronicle.


Contact Us

Director, Arts and Culture
Arts & Culture, State Central Library Complex, Shillong
Phone No.: 0364-2225431
Fax No.: 0364-2225431

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