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Tribal Art Museum opens at Barkul

| | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum, set up at Barkul near Chilika, for tourists at a function in the State Secretariat here on Saturday. He said the museum would play a significant role in promoting, protecting and projecting Odisha’s cultural heritage at a global platform.

The Society for Development of Rural Literature has been set up to promote the cultural heritage of Odisha. The museum would preserve, protect and also project our rich cultural heritage for the posterity. The society has also set up a Documentation and Research Centre and is organising a Folk Carnival to showcase the State’s culture, he said.

The CM also launched the website of the ODIART Centre.

The tribal art museum, which has 16 galleries, is set up at Barkul near the Panthanivas. The structure constructed by the ODIART is situated in a five-acre area. It features Odisha’s traditional art such as Mukha, Pattachitra, Manjapa card, painting and Chandua. There is also a theatre for dance and dance drama and a library ‘Prafulla’ in the premises.

There is also an art centre for research and documentation of ODIART. A Gurukul has been set up for visual and performing arts. Another structure has been constructed for delicious Odisha cuisine.

However, a decision is yet to be taken about fee, said ODIART Chairman Swadesh Sundar Patnaik. Notably, the Folk Carnival is scheduled to commence at the Documentation and Research Centre from Saturday and continue till December 16.




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