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Daily at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Special Guided Tours in Hindi, English and French by Ms. Seema Bhalla, art historian. For details go to Museum Services

Sound and Light Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (except on gazetted holidays) Summer Timings: 7:30 P.M. - 8:15 P.M. Winter Timings: 6:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.

Museum Publications

Museum has brought out general and researched prized publications in the form of a handy guide, brochure, catalouges of  Gandhara and Brahminical sculptures, miniature paintings and contemporary objects, sets of picture postcards and reproductions of the master pieces of the museum collection, for the benefit of scholars, art lovers and public in general. Soon museum will be adding the hand list of its collection for reference purposes.

A Handy Guide, published in 2003
The guide gives general information regarding the collection, sections, infrastructure, activities and services of the Government Museum and Art Gallery . 

Medieval Indian Sculpture in the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh by Dr. D.C. Bhattacharyya, published in 1981.
The book is the first ever study of about 100 pieces of Indian Medieval Sculptures in the collection of the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh. The format of the book is in the nature of a catalogue. Two preceding chapters give a lucid exposition of the salient features of Medieval Indian Sculptures in the Museum Collection. About sixty plates give a glimpse of the representative sculptures.

Devi Miniatures in Chandigarh Museum (A Hand List) by Mrs Suwarcha Paul, published in 1985.
The handlist aims to fulfill the need to provide comprehensive information to the public and scholars regarding the importance of the Devi Miniature Collection of this museum. Miniatures have been put together school-wise bearing the caption.

Sikh Miniatures in Chandigarh Museum (A Hand List) by Mrs. Suwarcha Paul, published in 1985.
The book is in the form of a hand list and contains the information on Sikh paintings in Chandigarh Museum compiled in a comprehensive manner. It is useful in tracing the development of the history of painting under Sikh influence if not patronage. The photo reproductions of all Sikh miniatures have been provided and are grouped according to subject matter to facilitate comparative study.

Gandhara Sculptures in Chandigarh Museum by Mrs. Suwarcha Paul , published in 1986
The catalogue documents the Gandhara collection of the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh . The catalogue carries all photographs along with negative numbers. Though contact prints have been used, a brief description of each makes the picture adequately clear.

Indian Paintings: Exploration, Research and Publications by Dr. M.S. Randhawa, published in 1986.
The book records the correspondence which the author had on problems of Pahari paintings with W.G. Archer, Karl Khandalavala, J. K. Galbraith, Mulk Raj Anand, Mildred Archer and F. S. Aijazuddin. Reviews of many books on Pahari painting is also given.

Gandhara Sculpture in the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh (In the light of the International Colloquium held in 1998 at Chandigarh), edited by Dr. D.C. Bhattacharyya
The volume constitutes the outcome of the deliberations at the International Colloquium on Gandhara Art held in March, 1998 at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh. The volume consists of a detailed general introduction and articles contributed by eminent and distinguished scholars specialized in their respective fields. In addition, there is a detailed catalogue of all 627 pieces of Gandhara Sculptures originally received from Lahore Museum at the time of the partition in 1947. All these 627 pieces are reproduced as illustrated material for the volume. This volume will be an indispensable asset for the scholars interested in the culture of the Kushana period in general and Gandhara sculpture in particular.

Catalogue of Manuscript Section (Gurmukhi) by Dr. Man Singh Nirankari and Dr. Madanjit Kaur (edited by Dr. Kirpal Singh), published in 2006.
The catalogue covers the Sikh manuscripts in the collection of Government Museum and Art Gallery. A large part of the collection, mainly the copies of Adi Granth, is donated by Dr. Man Singh Nirankari.

Kumarsambhava Theme in a Sculptured stele in the collection of the Govt Museum and Art Gallary by Poonam Khanna, Shashi Dhingra, Seema Gera, Supervised and Edited by Dr. D.C. Bhattacharyya, , Published in 2010.

Laur Chanda - A Study in Style by V.H.Bedekar
The monograph is devoted to the stylistic study of ten miniatures of the Lahore Laur Chanda in the collection of the Government Museum and Art Gallery.