Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar has said that the government will consider setting up a history museum on the premises of the State Central Library.

Mr. Sivakumar, who was addressing the valedictory session of ‘Summer School 2013’ organised by the library, said he would take up the proposal with the Chief Minister.

Veteran journalist Malayinkheezh Gopalakrishnan, a member of the library advisory committee, told The Hindu that the proposal was prepared by a three-member committee after visiting the Kerala History Museum in Kochi and a few other similar institutions in the State.

There was earlier a proposal to set up a doll museum on the top floor of the building housing the children’s library. But the proposal was dropped owing to space crunch. “The new advisory committee has now recommended a proposal for a history museum. The report has already been submitted to the library,” he said.

Advisory Board Member K.R Cleetus told The Hindu that the Health Minister, who had learned about this proposal, had readily agreed to discuss the proposal with the Chief Minister.

P. Suprabha, State Librarian, and N. Suresh Kumar, Deputy State Librarian and chairman of ‘Summer School 2013’ organising committee, said around 450 students had registered for the summer school, which was organised in association with Energy Management Centre, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment, and Suchithwa Mission.

  • Advisory panel submits recommendations

  • Proposal to be discussed with Chief Minister