The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is the one-man collection of Padmashree Late Dr. D.G. Kelkar (1896 -1990). 'Kaka', as Dr. Kelkar was affectionately known, dedicated his collection to the memory of his only son `Raja' who died an untimely tragic death.It is a collection about 21,000 priceless artifacts which mirror the everyday life of India.
Rajasthan Oriental Research Institute came into existence under the guidance of Purattvacharya Muni Jinavijayaji as the initiative of Rajasthan Government in forming the Sanskrit Mandal in 1950 for upliftment of Sanskrit studies as well as for collecting & preserving the vast manuscript material scattered through out the state in the custodies of erstwhile rulers, nobles, temples, Jain Upasaras and also in individual possessions.
Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy of Music, Dance and Drama was established by the Department of Education,Government of Rajasthan on 16 December 1957. As the state counterpart of the National Academy of music, dance and drama for the purpose of fostering the performing arts, traditional as well as classical, it was given an autonomous status by the order of Governor of Rajasthan on 12 January 1959. As an autonomous body it was registered under Registration of Societies Act XXI of 1860 at No.149 of 1958-59
Regional Resources centre for Folk Performing Arts was built with the help of the grants offered by the Ford Foundation. Invaluable archives have been built under the auspices of the Regional Resources Center for Folk Performing Arts with the help of the grants offered by the Ford Foundation.
This includes visual documentation of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan and preliminary diagnostic study of traditional crafts, their demographic status, the livelihood aspects and potential opportunities in the region.
Rupayan Sansthan was established in 1960 by founder director the late Komal Kothari (renowned ethnomusicologist and folklorist) and his friend Padma Shree Vijaydan Detha (folk story teller and a writer) with the simple idea of collecting folk tales and folk songs to bring out the richness of the Rajasthani language, which is the mother tongue of more than 40 million people of Rajasthan.