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New Ravi Varma Gallery Soon

Minister K C Joseph announced that the state government had sanctioned Rs 25 lakh to the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi for setting up the gallery at the Raja Ravi Varma Memorial

Published: 19th February 2014 10:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2014 10:54 AM   |  A+A-

Prints of all the works by Raja Ravi Varma are to be on display at a new art gallery planned at the memorial to the renowned artist at Kilimanoor.

On Tuesday, Cultural Affairs Minister K C Joseph announced that the state government had sanctioned Rs 25 lakh to the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi for setting up the gallery at the Raja Ravi Varma Memorial. The Cultural Affairs Minister said that the gallery will be opened to the public in three months’ time.

Recently, the memorial, constructed by the state government and the Lalithakala Akademi to honour Ravi Varma at his birthplace, was in the news after vandals damaged it.

The Minister assessed the damage on Tuesday and urged the police to speed up the investigation into the incident. In a bid to protect the structure from such occurrences in future, the government has now completed the construction of a compound wall, he said.

Recently, Ravi Varma’s paintings were in the news after the Kerala State Public Expenditure Committee noted that many works by him and other renowned artists were gathering dust at the Napier Museum in Thiruvananthapuram city. According to the committee, the paintings should be put on display in a befitting manner, which would also help to increase the revenue of the museum.


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