“India is the cradle of human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astricted materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!” Mark Twain (1835-1910)
FIAV is proud to bring enchanting Indian history in the form of a jewel, “Museum India” at the heart of Little India Precinct, Dandenong for the Victorian and Indian community across Australia.
Museum India in Victoria, Australia is the one & only museum established outside India, one of a kind spectacle, to play a vital role in strengthening Little India precinct and incredible multicultural aura of Victoria.
The Museum India features original Paintings, high quality Lithographs, Chromolithographs, Engravings from 1840s onwards, Sculptures, Coins from 500BC onwards and Stamp collection enhancing the Gallery’s focus on the beauty and mysteries of Indian History, Hindu culture & mythology and astonishing International arts. This museum will be exclusive and one of its kinds outside India.
Museum India is designed to be a place of interest, information, education and perpetual intellectual stimulation. Its purpose is very vast and not just limited to a mere repository of artifacts and antiquities. With intrinsic, intriguing charm, this Museum is food for inquisitive minds and souls. The Museum India at Dandenong will be ever expanding.
A Part of this collection is on display at the Museum India, which will continually be added to and updated.
Mr VasanSrinivasan, FIAV President said, “Museum India has been established to be a catalyst for other communities to learn and enjoy Indian history, art & culture. It is the symbol of pride of Australian Indians.”
FIAV & Victorian Indian community would like to extended special thanks to Dr. Dinesh Parekh, Dr Krishna Parekh & his family to display their invaluable artefacts collected over last 50 years for the benefit of the community.