online desk | 10 February 2018 | 10:37 pm
National Museum Trustee Board Chairman and artist Hashem Khan has expressed dismay at the condition of Zainul Abedin’s artworks at a memorial museum in Mymensingh. The paintings depict his childhood in the city.
Artworks ‘cannot survive’ in the conditions present in the galleries, he said.
The museum on the banks of the Brahmaputra River was inaugurated on Pahela Boishakh in 1975. Zainul Abedin passed away less than a year later.
Zainul Abedin Museum was managed by the Mymensingh district administration until 2000, when it came directly under the purview of the National Museum.
Several important artworks have been stolen from the museum, while others have been damaged by rainwater.