Revi Karuna Karan Memorial Museum in Alappuzha
It is a rarity in India that collections of artistic and also of antique value become objects of appreciation and wonder for the public. In Alappuzha District of Kerala, also known as the 'Venice of the East', a remarkable personality dedicated a great deal of time, money and energy for the growth and development of the coir industry. Mr. Revi Karuna Karan till his passing away, played a pivotal role towards the betterment of the coir industry. While Mr. Revi carried on with his passionate and dedicated efforts for the development of the coir industry and for the welfare of those making a living out of it, he also found time to scan the world of fine arts. An avid collector of wonderful works of art; with and without utility, Mr. Revi eventually became the custodian of many fabulous works of art from around the world. A true connoisseur of art, after his passing away, Mr. Revi's family opened a museum in his name to house some of the selected items from his impressive collection. The Revi Karuna Karan Memorial Museum in Alappuzha town is a befitting memorial to a man who besides his first passion 'coir', also possessed a special interest in collecting classic works of art; old and rare; varied and inspiring. Located on the National Highway-47 passing through the town of Alappuzha, near the powerhouse bridge, the museum has literally enhanced the interests of visitors to the ancient trade town of Alappuzha, also famous for its backwaters and beaches.