We are excited to announce the addition of Katu Backstrap Weaving at TAEC! As with all of our half-day handicraft workshops, we include a museum tour, drink, and instruction by an ethnic artisan from 9:30am - 12pm. Our workshops are a hands-on way to learn something new while on holiday and discover an appreciation for the traditional crafts of Laos' ethnic communities. Contact us today to book a class!
This month we follow ethnomusicologist Dr. Marie-Pierre Lissoir on her research trips for our next special exhibition launching Fall 2018! This exhibition will feature musical instruments in their traditional as well as contemporary use. She and the team will travel throughout Laos to record, photograph, and interview musicians enthusiastic to share their knowledge about traditional music that is now often replaced by new media and abandoned by the younger generation.
Other, upcoming events include:
- Communicating with the Spirits: Tai Dam Healing Ceremonies in Laos with Dr. Marie-Pierre Lissoir TAEC Museum, 5pm-7pm Wine available by the glass. Friday, 10 February 2017. Free Talk.
- Journey to Karen Villages with Dr. Yukino Ochiai Curator of the Seeds of Culture exhibit will share photos and stories of her research in Myanmar and Thailand. TAEC Museum, 10am-11am Saturday, 11 March 2017. Free Talk .
- Family Arts & Crafts Afternoon Learn to make Job's tear seed bead necklaces and cards. A great activity for the kids! TAEC Museum, 1pm-5pm Saturday, 11 March 2017. Free with regular entry ticket.
- Free Tour Fridays! Join us every Friday at 3pm for a free 30-minute tour of our permanent and special exhibitions. Free with regular entry ticket.