Lok Virsa Museum & Heritage Library, Islamabad

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    REFLECTION OF PAKISTAN

    by maztek Updated Sep 22, 2007

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    I think this museum located in the Lok Virsa Complex is a must visit by all tourists(including locals who have not yet seen this) coming to Islamabad. You will find a beautiful presentation of Pakistani culture of various ages. Old to new and the story of Pakistan and the subcontinent. All at one place. At times we get a feeling that this museum has been organized and laid out on the lines of DUBAI MUSEUM: probably even better than that. You will also find some handicraft shops selling local garments and souvenirs, at the entrance. Since the cameras are not allowed thus you may not find many photographs.

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    Heritage Museum

    by Bokhari76 Written Jan 5, 2006

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    Lok Virsa Museum (Heritage Museum) shows the culture of Pakistan. It is located near Shakarparian Hills. It has a large display of embroidered costumes, jewellery, woodwork, metalwork, block printing, ivory and bone work which is made, worn and used all over Pakistan.

    Haritage Reference Library of Museum has a great collection of data on art, music, history and crafts.

    Books on culture, heritage, audio and video cassettes of folk and classical vocal and instrumental music are sold at Lok Virsa's Sales Centre.

    Museum and Library timings are: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday closed.

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    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Feb 3, 2004

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    The Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage) works towards preserving the living folk and traditional culture of Pakistan. Its Folk Heritage Museum, located near Shakarparian Hills, has a large display of embroidered costumes, jewellery, woodwork, metalwork, block printing, ivory and bone work.Traditional architecture facades exhibiting such skills as fresco, mirror work, marble inlay, tile mosaic and stucco tracery are also displayed.
    Lok Virsa Heritage Reference Library is equiped with resource data on ethnography, anthropology, folk music, art, history and crafts.
    Books on culture, heritage, audio and video cassettes of folk and classical vocal and instrumental music are available for sale at Lok Virsa's sales centre

    Timings: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. execpt Friday

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    Jan 4, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    i have asked only one question,not apply to membership.

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      Jan 6, 2014 at 3:54 AM

      I'm not sure what you mean? In order to ask a question or write a comment, or make pages on VT you have to be a member. You are a member of VT now.
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