Time seems precious when you are in MoNA...
The Museum of Nepali Art (MoNA) occupies a unique position in the art world because of its focus on Nepali artistic practices and traditions. Nepali art is a reflection of the country’s culture and soul, with an artistic history spanning over two millennia. The museum houses a collection of Nepali art that covers both its religious traditions and more recent secular manifestations. Through regular exhibition, it explores the historic and cultural influences on Nepali art practices to encourage a better understanding, appreciation and promotion of Nepali art and artists. Situated in the Kathmandu Guest House, Museum of Nepali Art (MoNA) aims to make the art works of past and present Nepali master artists easily accessible to everyone. It seeks to expand knowledge, interest and awareness around these artistic practices. Most great works of Nepali art have been denied a wider audience, being housed in private collections or as a part of limited exhibitions in Nepal and abroad. MoNA breaks this barrier, presenting masterpieces to a wider and all-inclusive public. The museum documents, conserves and preserves the country’s artistic heritage. Periodically changing thematic exhibitions on Nepali art will run throughout the year to keep visitors engaged and encourage them to revisit the museum.
The mission of the Museum of Nepali Art is to collect, preserve, document, research, and exhibit Nepali art and artistic practices. It aims to educate visitors on Nepali art leading to an understanding, appreciation and the promotion of our artistic heritage. ...View More
Visit our Museum between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Pickup Time: 10:00 AM
Pickup Location: Saathgumti-16 Thamel Kathmandu
Museum of Nepali Art. KGH Courtyard Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Backpacks are not allowed in the museum.
- Food and beverages are not allowed in the museum.
- Touching art, platforms & display cases is not allowed.
- Visitors would be asked to leave, if found acting in an unaccpetable manner
- Please respect the artworks, they reflect cultural sensitivity.
- Pens, Paints, Easels or markers are not allowed.
- Photography and videography are allowed.
- Please refrain from the use of flash or external lights.
- Tripods or camera extensions are not allowed.
- Baby strollers and wheelchairs are allowed.
- Umbrellas, wet clothing and dirty shoes are not allowed.
- Mobile phones should be kept on silent.
- No weapons or flammable items are allowed.
- Chewables, gutka or paan are not allowed.
- The museum is a No Smoking area.