Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
Location: East Khasi Hills District, Shillong
A three-in-one Institution combining a museum with a research and publication centre, for promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of North East India -a unique fusion of all the sister states under one roof.
With seven stories, 56,000 square feet of floor space and 15,154 square feet of display wall space, it ranks among the top 36 or so cultural centres of its kind in the Salesian world. Museums/ Cultural Centres in practice appear to be a significant aspect of the Salesian mission
Even in terms of design the DBCIC is startling: built in hexagonal shape, its seven floors represent the seven states of North East India. The building rises to form a flame, expressing the reality that if cultures are understood well, they can form a communion of cultures for a better society.
DBCIC contains seventeen galleries displaying cultural artefacts and paintings. It offers study and research facilities throughout its specialised library of 10,000 volumes, a media hall and a conference hall. It is frequented by school students and older research students and anthropologists, since this area of India is an anthropologist's paradise.
Don Bosco Museum
Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC)
Mawlai, Shillong – 793 008, Meghalaya, INDIA
Monday - Saturday
Summer: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Winter (1 Dec to 31 Jan): 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Museum remains open throughout the year EXCEPT
1 January, 26 January, 31 January,
2 November, second last Monday in November,
22 to 25 December (both days inclusive), 31 December and
Thursday before Easter to Easter Monday (both days inclusive).
For more information contact:
DBCIC, Mawlai, Shillong - 793008,
India Tel: +91 364 2550260
Tele-Fax: +91 364 2550261
Mob: +91 94361 18732
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Website: www.dbcic.org / www.dbcickids.com