In order to preserve tribal culture, and to develop, preserve and promote Adivasi folk art, an academy in Bhopal and a museum in Khajuraho was established in 2001 by the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh. The administration consolidated a team of tribal and folk art experts to collect material and organised camps for local artisans for the creation of goods and artefacts.
The museum display includes tribal antiques, folk paintings, jewellery, masks, terracotta objects, metal craft and bamboo items. It has a small but interesting collection of paintings, sculptures and artwork by Madhya Pradesh's many tribal groups. There is a range of original paintings and prints for sale at the museum as well.