National Museum gets new director general

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 09, 2013 12:50 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Venu V., joint secretary in the culture ministry, has taken over as director general of National Museum here, the government said Saturday.

Venu will also function as vice-chancellor of the National Museum Institute, a deemed university offering rare courses in museology, conservation and art history, the ministry said.

The National Museum hosts 200,000 works of art.

A Kerala-cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Venu combined culture with technology to put Kerala on the global tourism map.

He was the chief architect of the Kerala Tourism's award-winning global campaign - 'Your Moment is Waiting' - launched at London's Chelsea Gallery in 2010.

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