Located at Hyderabad
, the Jagdish and Kamala Mittal Museum of Indian Art specializes in traditional arts and crafts of the Indian subcontinent up to 1900 AD. The museum owes its birth, as its name denotes, Jagdish Mittal and his wife, Kamla. For the establishment of the museum, they created on 30th March, 1976, an irrevocable public charitable trust named ‘Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art’.
The collections include miniature paintings, drawings, manuscripts, calligraphy, folk and classical bronzes, terracotta, ivory figures, jade objects, metal ware, textiles, arms and armor, and artistic handicrafts. Several Nepali and Tibetan thankas and metal images are also depicted at the museum. The museum also has miniature paintings of Rajasthani, Gujarati, Sultanate, Mughal, Pahari, Central Indian, Deccani, South Indian, Bengal and Orissa schools. It also has selected specimens from the folk style works.
The museum has lent a number of art objects to various festivals in India and exhibitions held in London, Paris and the USA. Occasionally, the museum organizes illustrated lectures by eminent scholars of Indian and Islamic Art.
The museum can be visited only by prior appointment.