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Established in 1956, the Institute conducts product development, research and training activities and also attempts to safeguard the languishing crafts of the state.

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Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan under the Department of Industries is the nodal agency for the development of the Handicrafts in the state of Bihar.

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The museum of Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan showcases an awesome and permanent collection of arts and crafts of Bihar. People can see a huge collection of handicrafts in this museum like stone and wood carvings, Madhubani paintings, papier mache art, tikuli art, bamboo work, brass and bell metal products and many more. Museum is unique in the sense that apart from showcasing some of the most fascinating collections of traditional craft items it also provides an opportunity to craftsmen to visit here and participate in creativity workshops.

The collection of Arts pieces is around 100 years old. These rare handicraft collection can be found inside our museum only.

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Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan
Patliputra Industrial Area
Patna – 800 013. Bihar. India.

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

Meeting Hours:

Artisans/Weavers can meet Director on every Saturday between 3:00PM to 5:00 PM.

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