Costume Museum in India: First of its Kind World-Class Facility Will Start in Goa by March 2019
Costume museum will be set up in Goa (Photo credits: Pixabay)

Goa is already a popular tourist destination in India. The vast beaches, cool vibe of the place and cheaper alcohol are some of the reasons people love visiting this spot. Now to add to it, there is also a recently started Mumbai-Goa Angriya cruise, making travel to Goa more luxurious. But Goa is all set to get one more luxurious facility with a world-class fashion museum by March 2019. A 450-years old house in Goa will be converted into a museum with recognition of the International Committee of Museology, a global body to promote research and theoretical thinking within the museum world. Best Way to Travel From Mumbai to Goa: Road, Rail, Air & Sea – All Route Options With Pros and Cons to Reach the Beach Destination.

Called the Moda Goa Museum and Research Centre, it will be the first costume museum in India based on the history of Goan costumes, said designer Wendell Rodricks as he presented a fashion show here on Saturday. "We are looking at giving India and Goa a world-class museum which is of international standard. We want to be in International Committee of Museum," Rodricks said. Support from the government will also be sought for the museum. "We are looking for support from the Ministry of Culture as well as Ministry of Textiles," said Rodricks.

The first opening of the museum is planned for December. The designer also mentioned that increased interest of westerns will also add to this idea. He said that Indian designers are gaining recognition in major competitions, some having won the Woolmark Prizes in recent years. He added that there was an increased interest of the westerners in Indian designs, colours and apparels such as Kurtas, Cholis and jackets. "American fashion label Tory Burch is selling Kolhapuri Chappals in silver colour," he said. "Interest in India has become so high that it promises bright prospects for budding designers in India," Rodricks was quoted. Well, it is a good plan to have one of its kind museum of costumes in the country. (With PTI inputs)