Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Museum here will be remained closed till May 15 for the visitors as its ancient treasures were devasted by the Cyclone FANI.
The severe cyclonic storm FANI which hit the state last week had damaged many important places, causing massive damage to the state. Its effect was also seen in the state museum where it has damaged its inner beauty preserved for years.
The trees present inside the premises was uprooted by the severe gusty wind followed by rain. Besides, the windows also suffered damages.
After the assessment of the situation, the Museum is likely to be opened for public from May 16, a notification from the state government read.
Established in 1932, the museum is divided into eleven sections, viz, Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Armoury, Mining & Geology, Natural History, Art & Craft, Contemporary Art, Patta Painting, Anthropology and Palmleaf Manuscripts.