September 1, 2017

Exhibition on Trima inaugurated at the RTA

An exhibition titled, “Trima: Discontinuous Weft Pattern” was officially inaugurated by Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck at the RTA on 31 August 2017. It is being organized by the Textile Museum and the Royal Textile Academy. The exhibition highlights sophisticated designs and motifs created by highly skilled modern weavers […]
August 28, 2017

RTA and VAST Bhutan signs MoU

The formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Royal Textile Academy (RTA) and the VAST Bhutan was signed today at the RTA to collaborate in organizing upcoming National Design and Art Competition.   It was signed by Executive Director of RTA, Ms. Rinzin O. Dorji and Ms. Chimi Zangmo, the Executive […]
June 12, 2017

Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel’s Relics returned to their owners and custodians

The exhibition on “Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel: The Founding Father” closed on May 31, 2017. The exhibition was organized to commemorate the 400 years of the legacy of our founding father. The exhibition was opened on September 21, 2016 by our Royal Patron, Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck. Relics belonging […]
June 9, 2017

RTA partakes in the First Bhutan-Thailand Festival

The first Bhutan – Thailand Festival was inaugurated today at the Youth Development Multipurpose Hall, Thimphu. It is organized to celebrate friendship and goodwill between the two Kingdoms with common spiritual heritage and shared cultural and traditional values. The festival showcases exhibitions on developmental cooperation between the two Kingdoms. Other […]
June 3, 2017

Her Imperial Highness of Japan visits RTA

Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan visited the Royal Textile Academy on June 3, 2017. Her Imperial Highness was received at the RTA by the Director General of the Department of Culture and staff of the Royal Textile Academy and the Textile Museum. Her Imperial Highness took […]
June 2, 2017

Commemoration of Coronation of Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Social Forestry Day

Led by the Executive Director, the staff of Royal Textile Academy commemorated the Coronation Day of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Social Forestry Day by planting varieties of saplings in the RTA compound. A small gesture of our respect and gratitude to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo for the […]
May 23, 2017

Physiotherapy classes for Weavers

Ms. Reene Songer, a volunteer physiotherapist at the JDWNRH, will be giving free classes on physiotherapy to the RTA weavers for a week. She hopes that, with regular practice, it will reduce back-aches and other joint pains which most of the weavers complain.
April 28, 2017

RTA Team in Lhuentse (update)

On April 27, 2017, the RTA Team made a presentation to the Dzongkhag authorities including the Ven. Lam Neten and Dasho Dzongda on preliminary plan for the establishment of the Wangchuck Heritage Centre and solicited ideas and suggestions from the committee members. Later in the afternoon the team assessed the […]
April 27, 2017

RTA Team in Lhuentse

A team from the RTA consisting of Mr. Kuenga Lhendup, Deputy Director, Ms. Karma Deki Tshering, Curator, Ms. Rinzin Dema, Asst. Program Officer and Mr. Kelzang Dorji, Facilities Asst. are in Lhuentse to discuss the establishment of the Wangchuck Heritage Centre with the Lhuentse Dzongkhag Administration. While in Lhuentse, the […]
April 13, 2017

Eco-friendly fashion exhibition begins

A local fashion designer’s eco-friendly apparels are on exhibition for the next three months at the Royal Textile Academy beginning today. Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck graced the opening of the exhibition ‘The Mellow,’ at the RTA gallery in […]