meeting : “Ethnic Diversity in Laos: A
talk by Tara Gajadhur.
The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) is an independent,
non-profit museum dedicated to promoting the appreciation and
preservation of cultural diversity in Lao PDR. Like most
museums, TAEC maintains a collection of artefacts, curates exhibitions,
and promotes scholarship and learning through research and outreach
activities. However, TAEC is also a museum representing
living cultures in a developing country context, and as such faces a
unique set of challenges. Tara will discuss TAEC’s history
and goals, how it has developed relationships with source communities,
and the establishment of livelihoods, intangible cultural heritage, and
women’s empowerment programmes
Tara Gujadhur founded the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre with
Thongkhoun Soutthivilay (now Co-Directors) and has been based in Luang
Prabang for over 10 years. Tara has a BA in Anthropology and
an MSc in Tourism, Environment, and Development, and 12 years’
experience in sustainable tourism development, community development,
and cultural heritage management in Southeast Asia and Southern
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