“Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich and unique culture of the indigenous people”: The Ethnological Museum of the Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes (KIRTADS) – Kerala

The Ethnological Museum is one of the most informative and interesting storehouse for people who want to know about the Tribes of Kerala. The Museum is a part of the Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes (KIRTADS), and houses a large collection of artefacts, costumes, jewellery, household utensils, nets and traps, wood carvings, agricultural tools, musical instruments, and ceremonial paraphernalia of all the Tribal communities in Kerala. There are also displays of the various cultural features and backgrounds of each and every Tribe living in Kerala. Besides, there are the costumes of various performing arts and handicrafts made by the members of Schedules communities. Research and development work done by the government for the development of indigenous groups is also well documented. […]

The new Museum is spacious with exotic artefacts on display. […]

The Museum also displays renowned anthropological collections from neighbouring States. […]

The Ethnological Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich and unique culture of the indigenous people. The Museum also offers information about related publications and tribal music. […]

Now the museum is a member in the National Consortium of Tribals.

Opened on all Government working days (Except on 2nd Saturdays) Time : 10.15 am to 5.15 pm.

http://www.tribalartsmuseums.org

Source: Ethnological Museum
Address: http://www.kirtads.kerala.gov.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=54
Date Visited: Tue Apr 14 2015 12:38:35 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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