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In the matter of celebrating World Museum Day, the ICOM or the International Council of Museums clearly mentions that, "It has been recommended that this celebration be held each year on 18 May (Given that each country has its own specific traditions and conditions, we recommend that members organise their events around 18 May), in the spirit of the motto: Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, co-operation and peace among peoples. []


The Sabarna Sangrahashala, upon the advice and suggestions of Sri Naresh Bandhopadhyay, the chief advisor and patron, the other members of the the Advisory Board and all the members of the Governing Body, have uninamously decided to celebrate World Museum Day around February 8th comemorating the inauguration of Gurusaday Museum on the same day in 1963 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, the then Union Minister of Education, Govt. of India . The decision to celebrate World Museum Day around February 8th is strictly according to our own conditions and by no way fall apart from the spirit of the motto as laid down by ICOM.
However, 2014 onwards our exhibition has been renamed as International History & Heritage Exhibition.


International History & Heritage Exhibition Feb 07-10, 2016

The 11th International History & Heritage Exhibition was based on the theme ‘Colonial India 1615-1947'. The Exhibition showcased some of the rarest artifacts of the British Period, collected by the family members from different sources. A special section was dedicated to Derozian Peary Chand Mitra, whose social reforms are still remembered after 200 years of his birth anniversary. The history, heritage and culture of Sri Lanka was reflected through different displays. The section onSri Lanka was supported by The  Government of Sri Lanka through its Embassy in India. As usual there was the theme related Philatelic show and Numismatics. Open Quiz Nostalgia'16 hosted by famous Quizmasters Debumar Ganguly and Sanjoy Roy Choudhury was another regular attraction. Like previous years a special musical evening dedicated to Wizard of Bengali Lyrics Shri Pronob Roy was held on 9th of February. The 27th edition of our heritage Hand Written Magazine Saptarshi was launched. This edition of Saptarshi has been edited by Devarshi Roy Choudhury and Dipak Kumar Roy Choudhury.

The event was inaugurated by eminent actor Chandan Sen, singer and grand daughter of Kazi Najrul Islam Anindita Kazi, actor Subhankar Saha and Mughal descendant H.E Mumtaj Hussain Chowdhury. Eminent personalities RJ Raja of Friends FM, and singer Jayati Chakraborty besides Justice Ashok Kumar Gangopadhyay and Justice Kalyanmoy Ganguly besides eminent politician philanthropist Biman Bose and Tanmoy Bhattacharya were Guests of Honour on different days and events. On behalf of Sri Lanka S. Jayawardhane and his family , all being relatives of former Sri Lankan President Jayawardhane, were present. 

The event was highly publicized in television channels like Bangla Time, and in Newspaper like  Bartaman and Anandabazar Patrika.

The launch of the 27th Edition of Saptarshi
Justice Ashoke Kumar Gangopadhyay as Guest of Honour
Eminent Politican Philanthropist Biman Bose @ the Exhibition
S. Jayawardhane and his family visiting the Exhibition
Politician Philanthropist Tanmoy Bhattacharya @ the Exhibition
Singer Jayati Chakraborty @ the Exhibition