International History & Heritage Exhibition 2018
Family Kuladevi

Bankim Chandra and Sabarna Paribar

Job Charnock is no more the founder of Kolkata

History of Ramprasad Sen

Inside Sabarna Sangrahashala সাবর্ণ সংগ্রহশালার ভিতরে

Hungry Generation

The Research Team

Latest Research Documents 1

Latest Research Documents 2

Our Publications

Sabarna Barta Online

Saptarshi  সপ্তর্ষি

International History & Heritage Exhibition 2018

Durga Pujo History দুর্গা পুজোর ইতিহাস

A Tribute to Satya Chowdhury


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. The exhibition, one of its kind in India, has alradey received international appreciation from Governments of Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.


International History & Heritage Exhibition Feb 04 - 07 FEB 2018

The 13th International History & Heritage Exhibition was held from 4 – 7 February 2018, as usual, based on different exciting themes. The Exhibition showcased some of the rarest artifacts collected by the family members from different sources. A special section called Potpourri displayed a wide range of Cigarette boxes, smoking pipes, lighters, astrays and match boxes from around the world. The section Heirlooms had an interesting display of Jewellery boxes dating back to 18th Century and used by family women. The Retrospective section highlighted the life story and achievements of legendary Bengali actor Bhanu Bandhyopadhyay through life sketches, pictures, dress items, books, daily used things etc. Another Retrospective was on singer Satya Chowdhury on his Birth Centenary.

This year the Theme Country was Thailand. The rich cultural heritage, tourism, and relations with India since the days of Emperor Ashoka were portrayed through various displays. Ms. Mantakan Hengsuwan, hon’ble Consul of Royal Thai Consulate in Kolkata rendered her full cooperation in shaping the Thai gallery.

As usual, there was the theme related Philatelic show and Numismatics. Open Quiz Nostalgia'18 hosted by famous Quizmasters Debumar Ganguly and Sanjoy Roy Choudhury was another regular attraction. A new Quiz Show called Barishar Sobjanta for common folk was an added attraction this year. It was hosted by Quiz Master Rajarshi Nag. Like previous years a special musical evening dedicated to Wizard of Bengali Lyrics Shri Pronob Roy was held on 6th of February. The 29th edition of our heritage Hand Written Magazine Saptarshi was launched. This edition of Saptarshi has been edited by Devarshi Roy Choudhury.

The event was inaugurated by famous painter Samir Aich, French prof. and writer Mirelle Josephine Guezennec and actors Niladri Lahiri and Sampurna Lahiri. Actor Suman Kundu, family members of Bhanu Bandhopadhyay and Satya Chowdhury, Actor and singer Parimal Bhattacharya and Col. Saumitra Ray were also present on the occasion. About 10,000 history enthusiasts including students from different schools and colleges visited the exhibition.

This year a special event – Sabarna Roy Choudhury Food Festival was jointly organized by Sabarna Sangrahashala and 6 Ballygunge Place from 2- 7 Feb, 2018 with 13 mouthwatering secret recipes of the family. Singer Srikanta Acharya inaugurated the food festival at 6 Ballygunge Palce.

This year the event reached culminating heights with new innovative ideas and exhibition infrastructure conceived and designed by Management Guru Sanjoy Roy Chowdhury.

The launch of the 29th Edition of Saptarshi
Eminent singer Srikanta Acharya, Chef Sushanta Sengupta and Devarshi Roy Choudhury inaugurating the Sabarna Roy Choudhury Food Festival at 6 Ballygunge Place
Guests @ the Pronob Roy Diwas
Second Baisakhi Roy Choudhury Memorial Scholarship awarded to Megha Chakraborty, a class nine student of Calcutta Blind School and a chess player
SWruti natak by Anjan Roy Choudhury and Sucharita Roy Choudhuryi during Pronob Roy Diwas @ the Exhibition
Teachers and students of La Martiniere for Boys visiting the Exhibition