Bhubaneswar: Tribal art aficionados have something to cheer about as the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes (ST&SC) Development department Monday said that it has arranged virtual tour of Odisha State Tribal Museum here every Sunday.
In view of Covid-19 resurge, the ST&SC Development department has shut the Odisha State Tribal Museum located on the premises of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRTI) here for the public.
However, the department has taken steps to enable people to visualise the exclusive artifacts and unique aspects of Tribal Museum being at home every Sunday by opening Facebook and Twitter pages of the SCSTRTI – @scstrti, @stscdev.
The Museum of Tribal Art and Artifacts, now known as Odisha State Tribal Museum, celebrates the life and culture of Odisha’s 62 tribal communities and 13 particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs). It is considered as one of the best tribal museums in India.
Located at Bhubaneswar, the museum has been conceptualised as a ‘Museum of Man’, which is a hub of anthropological knowledge for visitors and research scholars. The museum represents the richness of indigenous tribal culture and social systems followed by tribal communities. In addition to five galleries depicting numerous tribal arts and crafts, there is an exhibition gallery on PVTGs called ‘PVTG World’.