Itanagar: A team of 15 Arunachalees artisans including six women left the State capital on Tuesday evening for Bhopal-based Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghalaya (IGRMS) or National Museum of Humankind or Museum of Man to renovate the Galo house there for the third time.
The team led by State’s IGRMS ambassador Nyayir Riba since 2012, informed that she has already dispatched materials – bamboo, Toko leaves and cane – by a truck from Magi village in March last. It will be easy to reconstruct the Galo house there as the monsoon rain has subsided, she said.
The IGRMS is an anthropology museum located at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh to showcase the rich cultural heritage of various indigenous tribes and the Galo house stands tall there reflecting the social significance of a traditional house of the tribe, she said.
It may be recalled that the first Galo house was originally built by State representative Geter Ingo, but the house got damaged with the passage of time and was renovated twice by Riba since 2012 by taking materials from Likabali and eight persons from her native Old Deka village in East Siang district.
The IGRMS, spread over an area of about 200 acres on Shamla Hills in Madhya Pradesh, an autonomous body of the Union Ministry of Culture, presents an integrated story of the evolution of man and culture with special reference to India. IGRMS, only such institute in India having a regional center at Mysore in Karnataka, is a museum depicting the story of mankind in time and space.