There have been various attempts made in order to list the royal state of Rajasthan onto the list of world class museums. Steps taken, orders given and efforts put into, all this has also resulted in gifting the Pink City with two new museums which will soon be built up on themes of Lord Shiva and the other one of Music (Sangeet). For the construction of the same, a budget of 40 crores INR has been requested from the केन्द्रीय कला संस्कृति मंत्रालय. It is expected that by the month of October, this budget will be cleared and sanctioned. For this project of construction of museums, the central government is allocating and dispensing off 75 per cent of the budget whereas the state government is dispensing off 25 per cent of the budget. The project is inclusive of the construction of 7 museums, 8 libraries and 30 monuments. Existing libraries will face an up gradation in their interiors which speaks of renovation and refurbishment. All these former mentioned projects are expected to take a closure and be ready for public viewing by the year 2018.
In the Albert Hall Library Museum, there are books kept which are about 100 years old in their form and nature. The number of suck books has been quoted to be around 10,000. To preserve books that are of rare nature and yet those are highly informative, these books will take a digitization form. This step has been taken so as to preserve and in the future provide a rich collection of books and the information contained in them to the coming generations. Lamination and binding are some steps that have been listed down to be worked upon to increase the preservation of the old books. Micro filming will also be done on the books further to enhance their life. Cameras, scanner and printer are other equipments that will be purchased for the use, benefit and up gradation of the libraries. A budget for 42 lakhs, 32 thousand and 500 INR has been proposed for all these things to take a real substantial form.
Libraries of Ajmer, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Alwar, Kota, Jodhpur and Udaipur are included in the list of libraries to be constructed and/or upgraded. Director of the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Mr. Kumar shared that the proposal of the project has been created and has been sent to the ministry of tourism. To attract tourists and to repeat the return of the older tourists into the state, libraries and museums are being constructed and refurbished.
The Pink City Jaipur will be blessed with the construction of ‘Shiva Museum Jaipur’ and ‘Sangeet Museum Jaipur’. Shiva Museum is going to be constructed by keeping the base as Lord Shiva and its ideology and make. It will be constructed and nestled at Amer road near the old Govind Dev Ji temple. A budget of 20 crores INR has been approximated for the construction of this. Sangeet Museum will be constructed in the Sisodia Rani Bagh. The museum here is said to be equipped with new and antique musical instruments. A quotation for about 5 crores INR has been requested for the construction of this museum. For better maintenance of the Albert Hall Museum, air conditioning in its interiors has been requested.