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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) is a unique venture of the Salesians of Don Bosco. DBCIC consists of Don Bosco Museum, Research on indigenous cultures, publications and sharing of knowledge on indigenous cultures with the help of multimedia, seminars, courses, workshops and DVDs. The Museum in DBCIC is a seven-floor building with many galleries showcasing the 8 States of North East India. With 56,000 sq.ft of floor space and 15,154 sq.ft of display wall space the museum is considered as one of the best in Asia as far as indigenous cultures are concerned. 

Museum Timings:

Monday to Saturday (Summer : 09:00 am to 05:30 pm),  (Winter -01st December to 31st January: 09:00 am to 04:30 pm)

SUNDAY CLOSED 

Museum Holidays:

All Sundays, January 1, January 26, January 31, August 15, November 2, Second last Monday in November, December 22-25 (both days inclusive), December 31, Thursday before Easter to Easter Monday (both days inclusive)

About Architecture:

Adorning the Shillong's Skyline is the seven storey Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC). Architecturally robust,, pleasant to climb up, excellent use of space as in a honey comb hexagonal everywhere and allowing natural light and easy fresh air circulation, the DBCIC building is certainly Vivek Varma's architectural pride. He has many more architectural "firsts" in Shillong and elsewhere in the country, mostly in the North East, Pleasant to deal with Mr. Varma hails from a family of architects. DBCIC's DON BOSCO MUSEUM - now famous in the country and outside and a "must-see" in Shillong, gets many groups of visitors every day. They all admire the museum, they all appreciate the architect of the seven storey Don Bosco Museum building. They ask who is the architect. The answer is simple, "Mr. Vivek Varma" from New Delhi. 

Contact Details:

Address: 4115, Sector 'D', Pocket-4, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110 070.
Phone: 91-11-2613 8506, 91-9811093863
Fax: 91-11-2613 8506
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Welcome to DBCIC!

Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) is a unique venture of the Salesians of Don Bosco in North East India to develop expert facilities for the preservation and promotion of numerous beautiful and diverse indigenous cultures of the region, of India in particular and in communion with indigenous cultures anywhere in the world.

At present DBCIC has several distinct operational areas:

Exhibition of Cultural Artifacts: The Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures' exhibition of cultural artifacts thematically arranged from floor to floor in the different galleries along with excellent paintings depicting various aspects of the cultures of North East India forms the first and most visible aspect of DBCIC.

Study and Research: DBCIC organizes study and research on themes connected with the indigenous cultures of North East India. The presence of a very large library adjacent to DBCIC (the Otto Hopfenmueller Library) with specialized  volumes on the North East and adequate facilities to render study and research satisfying.

Culture Related Publications  and Activities: Publications on Culture and related topics constitute the third aspect of DBCIC. Within a few years DBCIC has brought out 12 publications and have organized several workshops, courses and seminars.

Knowledge-Sharing: Besides what is mentioned above about publication and culture-related activities, visitors to the Don Bosco Museum can access knowledge on indigenous cultures with the help of multimedia facilities such as touch screens, plasma panels, computer presentations and documentaries.

 

MUSEUM TIMINGS

Monday to Saturday (Summer : 09:00 am to 05:30 pm),  (Winter -01st December to 31st January: 09:00 am to 04:30 pm)

SUNDAY CLOSED 

Museum Holidays:

All Sundays, January 1, January 26, January 31, August 15, November 2, Second last Monday in November, December 22-25 (both days inclusive), December 31, Thursday before Easter to Easter Monday (both days inclusive)