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Museums are political institutions-K.Jayakumar

Museums are political institutions,even if they are the signs of culture  stored for future ,said Malayalam University Vice Chancellor K. Jayakumar. He was inaugurating the international museum day at Kozhikode,  The Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes (KIRTADS) on Thursday.

“Museums are necessary to  prevent the tides of times.However,the selection of display ,aims and the interests of  selecting people will make museums , a space of politics.”

“Museums are made for showcasing the glory of colonialism.”-Jayakumar said.

KIRTADS director S.Bindu presided over the function.

A book,Gothrthalam,written by Dr.K.S.Pradeep Kumar was released on the occasion. Indu V Menon,Krishnapriya spoke.

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