Lok Virsa Museum
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Lok Virsa Museum
Heritage Museum - Lok Virsa
Urdu: ? ?
View of entrance to the Lok Virsa museum
View of entrance to the museum
Established 1974 {http://lokvirsa.org.pk/history/}
Location Islamabad, Capital Territory, Pakistan
Coordinates 33°41?N 73°04?E / 33.683°N 73.067°E / 33.683; 73.067
Type Art, heritage
Executive director Dr.Fouzia Saeed
Website Official website

Heritage Museum (Urdu: ? ?) is situated in Islamabad, Pakistan. It displays the cultural heritage of Pakistani people. The living style of the different areas of Pakistan is exhibited here in statues, pictures, pottery, music and textile work. Lok Virsa is the finest cultural museum in Pakistan.

The Heritage Museum also known as the Folk Heritage Museum run by the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage [www.facebook.com/lokvirsaofficial1] represents art works towards preserving the living folk and traditional culture and crafts of Pakistan. It is located near Shakarparian Hills and 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 and marble inlay; tile, mosaic and stucco tracery are also displayed.

Adjacent to the Lok Virsa Museum, the Lok Virsa Heritage Reference Library is well equipped 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.


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Coordinates: 33°41?N 73°04?E / 33.683°N 73.067°E / 33.683; 73.067

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