Department of tourism conducted a Kerala History museum visit on 03/02/2016 .This was an amazing experience for the students. The Art and History Museum complex has been the realization of Mr.R.Madhavan Nayar (1914-1996), a prominent industrialist and philanthropist. This museum is currently managed by the Madhavan Nayar Foundation, is a Charitable Trust and Non-Profit Organization. Firstly we visit the Dolls Museum. In the Dolls’ Museum, we would be greeted by a wide range of Indian dolls. This museum has a collection of about a hundred and fifty hand-crafted dolls. The dolls represent young men and women, from Gujarat to Nagaland and from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. There are brides and bridegrooms from various Indian states; dance figures representing the rich repertoire of Indian classical dances as well as folk dances in groups. After that we visit miniature art Gallery featuring reproductions of Indian miniature art, the Museum of Indian Miniatures is yet another attraction at the Art and History Museum complex. Devoted exclusively to miniatures, the works are of Indian artists trained by Persian masters in the latter half of the 16th century during the reign of Emperor Akbar. Then we move on to the Art Gallery With over 200 original paintings and 30 odd sculptures by well known Indian artists, this museum unit is spread over three floors. Some of the noted Indian artists whose works are on display here include that of Ravi Varma, M. F. Hussain, F. N. Souza, Jamini Roy, Kishen Khanna and Nandalal Bose. This museum has among its displayed items a mural painting based on the skrit drama Shakuntalam, done in the traditional Kerala mural style. It is 25 ft. long by 5
ft. wide and is one of the largest in Kerala, noted for its fine attention to details. Last but least we visit the historical museum. This was a visual therapy of history of Kerala. In this was visualized the important events in the history of Kerala. Visitors can easily understand the history of Kerala.