Museum
 

Museum of Tribal Research Institute 

Museum is a depository of knowledge and information which vanish into oblivion unless the artifacts in which the knowledge is embodied are preserved and documented. Many of the beautiful items of spiritual as well as material culture of the tribes of Manipur have disappeared irrevocably now with their significances embedded in them in the process of social transformation due to various factors. The artifacts reflect on the way of living in the traditional tribal society, with certain importance attached to the significances of the material objects and cultural artifacts in their social and cultural lives. This in turn becomes important to research students while discoursing on the studies of the ethnic tribes in Manipur in the context of their social and cultural life.
 

The Museum was opened along with the inauguration of the TRI on 27th December, 2008 by the Honorable Chief Minister of Manipur. About 750 items of museum artifacts including traditional dress, textile materials, ornaments, weapons, utensils, basketry and field implements have been collected from about 17 (seventeen) different tribal communities of the State of Manipur preserved and displayed in the museum for public viewing. A Diorama on “Evolution of Man” is also on display. Renovation/extension of museum gallery, high relief model of Human Evolution is in progress. With 80% financial assistance from the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Govt. of India, construction of Centre showcase is in full swing. Also computerized documentation, data entry etc. are highly essential and has become a necessity in the present day context. a computer set had also been purchased for the museum section of TRIM. Also computerized documentation, data entry etc. are highly essential and has become a necessity in the present day context. a computer set had also been purchased for the museum section of TRIM.