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SBP museum, art gallery to remain open all days except Fridays.

KARACHI -- The State Bank of Pakistan's (SBP) museum and art gallery here will now remain open for public on Saturdays and Sundays as well, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from August 31, 2013.

However, the Museum will remain closed on Fridays, said a SBP announcement here on Wednesday.

The SBP museum was inaugurated on July 01, 2011. Museum timings were same as office timings of the Bank. But due to high public demand State Bank has decided to open it on Saturdays and Sundays.

The State Bank museum is the first museum of Pakistan which exclusively covers evolution of money and banking, history of coinage, currency notes besides central banking and monetary systems of South Asia and many other important issues relating to finance and banking.

The museum has eight galleries, displaying history of State Bank, pre-Islamic and Islamic coinage, Pakistan's currency and coinage, stamps, coin minting, currency note printing machines.

The mezzanine floor of the museum is dedicated to renowned artist Sadequain where three huge murals and fine metal collages by Sadequain specially done for the State Bank of Pakistan are on display.

All the galleries have educational interactive kiosks for the students as well as visitors, plus a mini theatre where one can see documentaries related to currency, coinage and Sadequain. Entry is free for public.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Aug 29, 2013
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