Folk Art Museum
Museum type :
Art Museum

Established in :
1937

Holidays :
None

Visiting Hours :

Contact No :
880-2-9895876.

Location :
Dhaka , Bangladesh

Display Objects :

The museum has a very rich collection of folk objects of different materials and forms of aesthetic and utilitarian values. These undoubtedly reflect the sentiments, impulse, temperament, moods, idiosyncrasy, skill and expertise of the artists and artisans.It is a national institution, which represents traditional art heritage of Bangladesh; exhibiting objects of exceptional design and skill.

There are 11 galleries of Folk Art and Craft Museum. These are

  • Gallery for wooden craft

  • Environment for village life Gallery

  • Gallery for Scroll Painting and mask

  • Gallery for different kinds of boats of Bangladesh,

  • A Tribal life Gallery

  • Gallery for folk musical instrument and pottery Terracotta Dolls, Tiles

  • Gallery for Agriculture and other Iron Products

  • Gallery for brass and bell metal crafts

  • Gallery for folk ornaments

  • Gallery for bamboo, cane and shital Pati (cool mat)

  • Gallery for special exhibition.




  • Description :

    • Bangladesh Folk Arts and Crafts Museum of Sonargaon is a mini replica of the country.

    • The main objective of this unique organization is to preserve and display the traditional art and cultural heritage of the nation.

    • This Museum began its journey at Sonargaon in March 1975 at the initiative of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, the great painter of the country.

    • The Folk Art Museum was established in 1975 to fulfil the dream of the celebrated painter Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin.

    • The museum has a very rich collection of folk objects of different materials and forms of aesthetic and utilitarian values.

    • These undoubtedly reflect the sentiments, impulse, temperament, moods, idiosyncrasy, skill and expertise of the artists and artisans.