Tribal Research Institute Museum

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Tribal Research Institute Museum
Tribal museum Bhubaneswar.jpg
Entrance gate of the Museum
Established1953
LocationUnit - VIII, CRPF Square, Nayapalli, NH-5, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Coordinates20°15′22″N 85°50′29″E / 20.2562°N 85.8415°E / 20.2562; 85.8415Coordinates: 20°15′22″N 85°50′29″E / 20.2562°N 85.8415°E / 20.2562; 85.8415
DirectorA. B. Ota
OwnerGovernment of Odisha
WebsiteScheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Research & Training Institute

Tribal Research Institute Museum, Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts, is a museum in Bhubaneswar, Odisha inside the campus of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Research & Training Institute. It is popularly known as Tribal Museumand conceptually labeled as Museum of Man.[1][2] It has life-sized authentic tribal dwellings, created by the tribal craftsmen offers a view of the State's tribal heritage.[3] It has sections which showcase tribal artifacts and objects, focusing on well researched, documented cultural life of tribals of Odisha. It is headed by a Director, who is in the rank of a University Professor, and the administrative control lies in the hands of ST, SC, Minorities, and Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha.[3]

This Museum is an integrated part of the Scheduled Castles and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRTI), which disseminates knowledge covering the human species in totality.[4]

History[edit]

Conceptually labeled as "Museum of Man", it was established in the year 1953.[5] In 1986, 5 tribal huts, representing Santal, Juang, Gadaba, Saora and Kandha communities, were constructed and the tribal artifacts were displayed here for visitors. On 5 March 2001, the new museum building was inaugurated.

Halls[edit]

There are 5 halls in the museum and the displays are categorised the following way[6] -

  • Hall I - Personal Adornments
  • Hall II - Personal Belongings, Arts, Paintings & Photographs
  • Hall III - Hunting & Fishing Implements & Weapons of Offence and Defense
  • Hall IV - Household Objects and Agricultural Implements
  • Hall V - Dance, Musical Instruments and Dhokra Items

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Tribal Museum / Museum of Man". WebIndia123. Retrieved 24 February 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Research & Training Institute, Bhubaneswar". ST, SC, Minorities, and Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Scheduled Castles and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute". India. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Odisha ST&SC Development Minister inaugurated National Tribal Art & Craft Mela-2014". orissadiary.com. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ "Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes". Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Research & Training Institute, SC & ST Development Department, Government of Odisha. Retrieved 27 January 2016.