Bhubaneswar: ‘Odissi Museum’ will be established in Bhubaneswar. Odisha government approved a longstanding proposal in this regard.
‘Odissi Museum’ will be established on premises of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre here. The Culture department is all set to expand the leading odissi research centre for promotion of the classical dance form.
As per the decision, the women’s hostel located atop the research centre will get makeover as the ‘Odissi Museum’.
The project to set up Odissi Museum will begin soon and will be completed by six months. There will be total four galleries at the museum, which will have enough space for existing odissi dance and music videos, photographs, research articles, the clothes and ornaments used by legendary Odissi dancers Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Deb Prasad Das, Pankaj Charan Das and Sanjukta Panigrahi and their dance visuals, said Odissi Research Centre’s Chief Executive Sangita Gossain.
A committee comprised of researcher Kishore Basa, University of Culture Vice Chancellor Kamalkant Mishra, Odisssi gurus Aruna Mohanty and Ratikant Mohapatra has been formed for establishing the museum inside the campus at Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre.