Department Of Arts And Culture Shillong
Department Of Arts And Culture Shillong, Shillong is a hill station in the northeastern part of India and the capital of Meghalaya, which means “The Abode of Clouds” and is one of the smallest states in India. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak at 6,449 feet (1,966 m). Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with a population of 143,229 according to the 2011 census. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the “Scotland of the East”.
Department of Arts and Culture
Government of Meghalaya
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.
Address: Directorate of Arts and Culture
I.G.P. Point,Ground Floor of the State Central Library Complex, Meghalaya, Shillong
Phone Number: 0364-2225431