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Directorate Of Archaeology & Museums Karnataka

Directorate of Archaeology and Museums in Karnataka is the oldest among the departments of Archaeology in Indian states. Though the department was established in January, 1885, by the erstwhile princely Mysore State, by appointing Mr. B Lewis Rice as Director, the archaeological studies had started much earlier. The first publication of the state is related to epigraphs of the region published in 1879 under the title Mysore Inscriptions. Mr. B Lewis Rice devoted himself primarily to epigraphical studies. He published 9000 inscriptions collected from eight districts of the princely state of Mysore and the province of Coorg. They were published in 12 volumes under the title Epigraphia Carnatica.

Dr. C.G. Betsurmath., K.A.S
Commissioner
Department Oof Archaeology, Museums & Heritage
Karnataka Exhibition Complex, Indiranagar
Mysore - 570 010, Karnataka
Phone Number: 0821 - 2424673, 2424674

Dr. R. Gopal
Director (Archaeology)
Department Of Archaeology, Museums And Heritage
Karnataka Exhibition Complex, Indiranagar
Mysore - 570 010, Karnataka
Phone Number: 0821 - 2424674

H. T. Talwar
(I/C) Director (Museums)
Department Of Archaeology, Museums And Heritage
Venkatappa Art Gallery Complex, Kasturbaa Road,
Bangalore - 560 010, Karnataka
Phone Number: 080 - 22863736

T. S. Gangadhara
Deputy Director
Department Of Archaeology, Museums And Heritage
Opp. Kamal Mahal, Hampi - Kamalapur,
Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.
Phone Number: 08394-241281

Deputy Director
Department Of Archaeology, Museums And Heritage
Karnataka Tourism Building Complex
College Road, Behind Hotel Mandara
Dharwad, Dharwad District.
Phone Number: 0836 - 2748671

Deputy Director
Department Of Archaeology, Museums And Heritage
Gulburga, Gulburga District
Phone Number: 08472 - 230813

(I/C) Deputy Director
Department Of Archaeology, Museums And Heritage
Venkatappa Art Gallery Complex, Kasturbaa Road,
Bangalore - 560 010, Karnataka
Phone Number: 080 22863737

Archaeological Conservation Engineer
Office Of The Archaeological Conservation Engineer,
Department Of Archeology,
Museums And Heritage, South Zone,
Karnatak Exhibition Complex, Indiranagar
Mysore - 570 010
Phone Number: 2424672

Archaeological Conservation Engineer
Office Of The Archaeological Conservation Engineer,
Department Of Archeology,
Museums And Heritage
North Zone, Tourisum Building
Behind Hotel Mandara, College Road
Dharwad, Karnataka
Phone Number: 0836 - 2748671

(I/C) Registering Officer
Office Of The Registering
Department Of Archeology, Museums And Heritage
Shivappa Nayaka Memorial Government Museum Complex,
Kote Anjaneya Temple Road,
Shimoga - 577 202
Phone Number: 08182 - 223362

Assistant Director Shivmoga
Government Museum,
Shivappanayaka Palace,
Shimoga-577202
Phone Number: 08182 - 221992

Assistant Director Gadag
Government Museum,
Municipal High School Ground,
Gadag District
Phone Number: 08372 - 230325

Assistant Director Bangalore
Government Museum And Venkatappa Art Gallery,
Kasturaba Road,
Bangalore - 560 001
Phone Number: 080 - 22864483

Assistant Director Chitradurga
Government Museum,
Rangaiahana Bagilu,
Chitradurga-577 501,
Phone Number: 08194 - 224202

Curator Hassan
Government Museum,
Maharaja Park Road, Hassan - 573201
Phone Number: 08172 - 263067

Curator Mangalore
Srimantibai Memorial Government Museum,
Bijai, Mangalore- 575004
Phone Number: 0824-2211106

Curator Kodagu
Government Museum
Madikeri - 571201
Kodagu District
Phone Number: 08272-225674

Curator Raichur
Government Museum
Navaranga Darwaza,
Raichur - 584101
Phone Number: 08532-221428

Curator Wellington Building
Government Museum
Sedam Road, Tomb Building,
Gulbarga - 585101
Phone Number: 08472-230813

Curator
Wellington Government Museum
Wellington Building,
Irwin Road, Mysore-570001
Phone Number: 0821-2442379

Curator Bellary
Government Museum
Madalagatta Road,
Huvinahadagali,
Bellary District
Phone Number: 08399-240080

Assistant Curator Belgaum
Kittur Rani Chennama Memorial Government Museum,
Fort Complex, Kittur-551115
Bailahongal Taluk, Belgaum Dist.
Phone Number: 08288-286423