Institute Of Mural Paintings


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Ranked 6 of 14 sightseeing in Guruvayur

The Institute of Mural Painting is situated at the east gate of the Guruvayur Temple and is managed by Guruvayur Devaswom. It was established in 1989 by Shri Mammiyoor Krishnankutty, one of the renowned masters of mural painting. A traditional Gurukula system is followed by the Institute with residential facilities for the students. The Institute offers a number of courses to the art-loving students such as five-year diploma courses in mural painting, sculpture, aesthetics and art. Seminars, exhibitions and training related to the culture and art of Kerala are arranged by this Institute.

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Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:00 PM

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Joji Joseph

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A great step to preserve Mural Paintings and uplift Mural Painters

The Institute for Mural Painting run by Guruvayur Devaswom started functioning in late 70's. On successful completion of training with stipend and allowances, the students will be awarded with a national diploma. A fire mishap which destroyed the paintings in the temple paved the way for the institution. For the renovation and replacement of the paintings, the temple authorities found it difficult to depute skilled artists but they managed to complete the work with veteran Mural Painters. To preserve the Mural Paintings in case of any mishap (Guruvayur or elsewhere), the expert artists, art lovers and the authorities congregated and established the Institute of Mural Painting under the aegis Guruvayur Devaswom. The Institute is functioning in the Devasom owned Sathram Canteen Block and gives coaching in Mural Painting in the traditional Gurukula Pattern.The five year course offers training in Fine Arts and traditional Kerala Mural Painting along with studio and practical work. Workshops, seminars, study tours etc also are part of the course. The Institute exhibits the collection of the paintings of the students and most of the students have participated and working at national level exhibition and camps.

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