Dakshina Chitra is a history museum in Chennai the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. Opened to the public on 14 December 1996, the museum was founded and is being managed by the Madras Craft Foundation MCF. The MCF was established in 1984. Deborah Thiagarajan, an Indian art historian of American foundation, governs the museum. The museum is built on 10 acres of land taken on a 33-year hire from the Government of Tamil Nadu. Array of presentations depicting the lifestyles pattern of Indians in the states of South India.
The exhibits portray the residing beliefs of artwork, folks performing-arts, craft and architecture of India, particularly of South Indian traditions. Of South Indians is displayed based totally on their states. It changed into based by using the Madras Craft Foundation MCF, an NGO commenced in 1984, by using Deborah Thiagarajan. Thiagarajan came to Madras now Chennai in 1970, and visited numerous rural villages in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
She based MCF in 1984 with the intent of keeping the nearby tradition and history. In July 1991, the MCF acquired 10 acres of land for the challenge from the Government of Tamil Nadu on a 33-12 months rent. In organising the museum, cooperation changed into maintained among authorities groups, industry and professionals within the sphere of conservation. Contributors to the museum's creation protected long-time period company donors Ford Foundation and the Office of the Development Commissioner for Handicrafts.