The Interactive Museum of Cultural History of Kerala popularly known as "Keralam Museum" was established by the Govt. of Kerala in 2011 as an autonomous body under the Cultural Affairs Ministry. It is the first Thematic and Interactive Museum in Kerala, showcasing various aspects of the culture and heritage of the state.
Apart from maintaining a museum of international standards it is also spearheading the initiative for bringing professionalism in the modernisation of the existing museums and the setting up of new museums in the State and Central sectors.
The Keralam Museum has been recognized as the nodal agency of all the museums under the Cultural Affairs Dept. by the Government of Kerala as per G.O (RT) No.69/12/CAD dated 04.02.2012. The Government has also directed that hereafter the development works of all the museums be done through Keralam Museum and also authorised Keralam Museum to "act as a consulting and executing agency for the protection, restoration and exhibition in the field of Archaeology, Archives, Museology and built Cultural Heritage". Thus Keralam Museum is playing the role as a professional body "to act as nodal, consulting and executing agency in the museums related sectors".
The Keralam Museum has a full-fledged panel of consultants of national and international stature in different areas related to museum development like architects, museum builders, artists, heritage specialists, historians, museum consultants, conservators and academicians. We are in a position to take up works related to refurbishment and modernisation of museums and setting up of new museums.
As the nodal agency of all the museums under Cultural Affairs Dept. the Keralam Museum has to its credit the organizing of the 1st Museum Guide Training Programme in Kerala.
Keralam Museum had introduced modern techniques in refurbishment of Archaeological museums at Koyikkal Palace Nedumangad, Hill Palace Thripunithura, Pazhassi Raja Museum, Kozhikode and played a pivotal role in implementation of district heritage museums namely District Heritage Museum, Thiruvananthapuram in Sreepadam Palace, Ernakulam District Heritage Museum in Bastion Bungalow, Wayand District Heritage Museum in Pazhassikudeeram, Pathanamthitta District Heritage Museum, Konni and Thrissur District Heritage Museum, Kollencode Palace etc . Under the auspices of the Dept. of Archives, Kerala’s first signature museum was established in Thiruvananthapuram and a freedom struggle monument was unveiled in honour for Kerala’s freedom struggle legacy at Vattiyoorkavu, Trivandrum. A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was commissioned and unveiled as a prelude for setting up of Vaikom Satyagraha Gandhi Museum at Vaikom, Kottayam.
In the light of our rich experience in the heritage sector, the Keralam Museum is confident of taking up of the execution of any museum related work.