Thane, Oct 2 (PTI) The Konkan Itihas Parishad, a research institute set up to study the history of the coastal region of Maharashtra, has said it was ready to help the state government set up a museum.

Addressing a press conference on Friday, its president and noted historian Sadashiv Tetvilkar said the museum, which would detail the history of the state, should ideally be set up in Thane and the KIP would provide all assistance for the purpose.

"Some time ago, the state directorate of archaeology and museums had organised two seminars on having a state museum and KIP had given its inputs," he added.

Tetvilkar also announced the organisation of the 11th Konkan Itihas Parishad conference online on October 24, in which 50 research papers on the region will be presented.