Dr. D. Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India inaugurated the Archives Museum in a function held on June 1, 2010.The exhibits in the Archives Museum are the archival documents and photographs on the theme “Evolution of Reserve Bank of India, 1935-2010.” A unique display of exhibits tracing the journey of the Reserve Bank of India for 75 years has thrown open for common people a bevy of interesting historical documents in the Central Bank. Offering a peek into the historical developments that shaped the country’s economy, these documents provide visuals and vignettes that transcend time and help us go down our institutional memory lane. The records displayed are a treasure trove of stories about the Reserve Bank of India that are diverse and fascinating. In short the Archives Museum brought out many unknown and lesser known facts about the Bank.
The museum is open to public from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
From a modest beginning in August 1981, RBI Archives has travelled a long way in achieving its goal of preserving the rich heritage of Reserve Bank of India and making it accessible for official and research purposes. RBI Archives has also been catering to the historical, legal and administrative needs of the Reserve Bank of India as well as other institutions and individuals. The achievements in respect of scientific preservation, upkeep of records, microfilming, digitization and records management initiatives are in tune with its vision and mission. With an inspiring past and a challenging future, RBI Archives would be striving to become one of the best Corporate Archives in the country.