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MEETINGS 2013-2014

373rd meeting :   Ethnic Diversity in Laos: A Museum Perspective" 

Tuesday March 25th 2014.

A talk by Tara Gajadhur.

The Talk:

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

The Speaker:

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 Africa. 

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