The institute has deputed a team to various parts of Karnataka for collection of tribal artifacts after undergoing rigorous training at Regional Conservation Laboratory, Mysore. Now, the institute has a small collection of tribal artifacts including agricultural implements, kitchen utensils, bird trapping instruments, musical instruments, flower vase made of bamboo, necklaces made by beads etc. used by various tribes like Siddi, Koraga, Hakki-Pikki, Yerava, Jenukuruba etc. The institute is focused on collecting the tribal artifacts and its documentation(GOI).