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Historical Background and Introduction

The formal announcement of the establishment of the National Archives of Nepal was made in the year 1959, and after construction of the present building it officially opened its doors in 1967 under the then Ministry of Education and Culture. Its predecessor had been set up with the objective of managing and preserving the manuscripts and historical documents of Bir (or Durbar) Library (a collection dating from 1900 belonging to the royal family) and furthering research and publication endeavours. Thus the former Durbar Library was renamed as the National Archives of Nepal.

The National Archives of Nepal is prominently located within the premises of Singh Durbar (the central Read More