Contact Information


Mr.Naeem Akthar
Hon'ble Minister for Public Works and Culture, Jammu and Kashmir


Mr. Shakti Raj
Hon'ble Minister of State for Education, Tourism, Tribal Affairs, Technical Education, R&B, Rural Development, Information, Youth Services and Sports, Revenue and Culture

Mr. Mohammad Saleem Shishgar KAS,

Commissioner/Secretary to Govt. Department of Culture Jammu and Kashmir

Mr. Munir-Ul-Islam, KAS ,

Director, Archives, Archaeology & Museums, J&K Govt


Directorate of Archives , Archaeology & Museums

The Deptt. of Archives, Archaeology and Museums with its primary mandate to preserve the tangible heritage of Jammu and Kashmir is looking after 2-museums, 48-State protected monuments, 3-Archives repositories, 2-Museums.
The department has its establishments in 3-divisions of the State. The department has the distinction of possessing one of the oldest Archival Repositories in the sub-continent with record holdings dating back to Mughal period (1724 AD). There are two multipurpose museums one each at Jammu and Srinagar. Both the Museums are known for their collection world over.

Record Holdings of J&K State Archieves

Aims & Objectives

The department is duty bound to identify and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the State in different forms like Archival Records, Archaeological Monuments and Antiquities through its various establishments i.e. Archival Repositories, Archaeology and State Museums.