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Ethnology Division

There are over one million of museum objects existing in various fields related to the Ethnology Division of the Department of National Museums, and they are categorised in materialise and subjects wise as follows.

1. Coins and Currency
2. Stone antiquities
3. Jewellery and Silverware
4. Steel Implements
5. Pottery
6. Brassware
7. Bronze ware
8. Arms and Weapons
9. Ivory Objects
10. Paintings, Maps and Prints
11. Textile
12. Wood Carvings
13. Lacquered and Wooden Objects
14. Ola and Writing Materials
15. Furniture
16. China and Glassware
17. Miscellaneous Archaeological Objects


The main functions of the division are collecting objects related with ethnology, carrying out research works on the above collections and publishing them on various subjects, based on Ethnology and Archaeology as well as mounting permanent, temporary and Mobile Exhibitions and Presentation of Educational programs on various subjects in the fields of Ethnology.


Contact Details

Name : Mr. Senarath Wickramasinghe
Designation : Additional Director General (SLSS)
Tel. No. : 0094 112 667750
E-mail :

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