The Academic Committee of the Open University of Alternative Medicines of India has decided to confer on Dr Enamul Haque, Founder Director General (Retired) of the Bangladesh National Museum, "D.Sc. Honoris Causa" for his "unique contribution towards the museum movement in Bangladesh and researches on the invaluable art of Bengal." The degree will be conferred on February 8 at the Convocation on the occasion of the 5th International Congress of Alternative Medicines being held in Calcutta, says a press release.
Dr Haque had his Honours and Masters degree in history from Dhaka University, Doctorate in South Asian Art from Oxford and Post-Graduate Diploma-in-Museology from London.
Earlier, he was elected a honorary international councillor of the Asia Society of New York (1986-92), awarded "Ramaprasad Chanda Centenary Medal" by the Asiatic Society of Calcutta (1993) and Bangladesh Shishu Academy Agrani Bank Literary Award (1986).
He was also elected as the President of the International Council of Museums Asia-Pacific Organisation (1983-86).
Currently, he is Professor of National Culture and Heritage in the Independent University, Bangladesh, and the President of the International Centre for Study of Bengal Art.