Regd No. H/Rs-3577,Dtd, 16/12/2003
It was newly formed district in Nagaland so our organization decided to bring development in our district longleng. The history of the origin and the growth of the Longleng Museum is one of the remarkable events towards the development of heritage and culture of Nagaland.
To appreciate the history of the origin and growth of the Longleng Museum we are to travel back to the last quarter of the 17th century
The role of the Ayolta Human Resource Society was to form a learning centre for the development of art and culture pertaining to the socio-cultural activities, entertaining people, disseminating knowledge and preserving the cultural as well as natural heritage of mankind for posterity within the geographical limits of Nagaland.
The proposal found ready acceptance with the members of the society and it was determined to establish Longleng District Museum at the premises of the Ayolta Human Resource Society Nagaland.
The museum is an ethnographic museum. The museum attempts to present a panoramic view of the rich socio-cultural life and heritage of the Nagas- vividly depicted through the anthropological, ethnological and art galleries and the open air display. The museum showcases the rich and varied artifacts, costumes and lifestyles of the Naga tribes. These displays provide a glimpse into the rich cultural mosaic of the Nagas which is unique even among the other tribes of the North East
Museums are peripheral to the real interests of any society: their collections are accumulations of anomalous material which has lost its usefulness in the functioning world, and thereby its identity, but for some reason cannot be destroyed-intrinsic value, sacredness, scarcity. In a world of scarce resources and increasingly rigid cost-effectiveness, museum professionals have in recent years been trying to argue museums into a more central position:
Longleng district was low land in the foothills bordering Assam. This area is very fertile and has vast potential for agricultural production and development of industries and commerce. The mount Yingnyiȕshang in the south-eastern part of the district bordering Tuensang with approximate height of 2500 meters above sea level is the highest peak in Longleng district. Yinyiȕ forest is famous for its varieties of flora and fauna.
Having a rich historical background and being an important city of North east, Dimapur has several places of interest. Diezephe Craft Village is located 13 kilometres from the main city and is supervised by the Nagaland Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited. The aim of the craft village is to promote the rich arts, handloom and handicrafts of the state. Rare craftsmanship, wood craft and bamboo craft can be seen in the craft village.
Textiles Gallery, Coins Gallery, Wood Carving Gallery, Tribal Lifestyle of North East India Gallery, Pre-Columbian & Western Arts Gallery, Pitara Box in the Textiles Gallery, Arms and Armour Gallery Tradition, Art and Continuity Auditorium.