Colloquium with Dr. Chanthaphilith Chiemsisouraj, Director General of the Institute for Cultural Research, Ministry of Information and Culture, Lao P.D.R.
This presentation will include a video on Lao traditional cloth, along with discussion of Laotian women, textiles, culture, and current circumstances in Laos.
Dr. Chanthaphilith CHIEMSISOURAJ is the Director General of the Institute for Cultural Research of the Lao P.D.R. Ministry of Information and Culture. He received an M.A. in France and Ph.D. in the former Czechoslovakia in Cultural Studies. Before taking up the position of Director General of the ICR in 2003, Dr. Chanthaphilith directed the Department of Publishing for the Ministry of Information and Culture. He also holds the portfolio of Lao representative to ASEAN's intergovernmental cultural committee, the COCI Committee on Cultural Interaction).
Institute for Cultural Research, Ministry of Information and Culture (Vientiane, Laos) plays an important role at the national level in the research and preservation of culture including performing arts, and contributes to ministerial cultural policy especially in fundamental research on Lao culture. The Institute for Cultural Research has been under the Ministry of Information and Culture since 1993. The main objectives of the Institute are to survey, research, and inventory cultural properties, including performing arts, and to compile reference materials, the results of which are made public to contribute to the preservation of cultural properties. Under the Director, the Institute for Cultural Research has eight divisions: Administration, Literature, Linguistics, Tradition and Beliefs, Music and Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Handicrafts, History, and Documentation.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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