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October 3, 2017

“Found Icons” art exhibition by Zimbiri opened at RTA

An art exhibition titled “Found Icons” by Zimbiri was inaugurated on 1 October 2017 at the Royal Textile Academy.   The introduction on the exhibition:   “Like Found objects, found icons takes preexisting images from traditional Bhutanese art and presents them in a way that creates new conversation.   It […]
September 28, 2017

100 Students from Changzamtog LSS visited RTA

A total of 100 students led by six teachers from Changzamtog Lower Secondary School visited Royal Textile Academy this afternoon. They were on educational tour to RTA. They were divided into three groups and were given guided tour by RTA’s curators to upper gallery that hosts permanent exhibition titled “Thagzo […]
September 28, 2017

Druk School students visited RTA

A total of 44 students led by three teachers visited Royal Textile Academy this morning. They were on educational tour to RTA. They were given guided tour by RTA’s curators to upper gallery that hosts permanent exhibition titled “Thagzo – The Textile Weaves of Bhutan,” and to lower gallery where […]
September 25, 2017

“Patterns of Happiness” art exhibition opened at VAST

24 September 2017: An art exhibition titled “Patterns of Happiness” was formally opened at VAST’s Bhutan Art Gallery at Le Meridien Hotel and VAST Bhutan Contemporary Art Center, Chubachu in Thimphu on 24 September 2017. The exhibition is part of Annual National Design and Art Competition (NDAC) organized by Royal […]
September 22, 2017

Students from Changangkha visited RTA

A total of 71 students from Changangkha Middle Secondary School (MSS) in Thimphu visited RTA on 21 September 2017. They were given guided tours by curators in two groups to all exhibition galleries of RTA. They also visited Weaving Centre where they were excited to get hands-on weaving experiences. After […]
September 16, 2017

Students from Rinchen Kuenphen visited RTA

A total of 196 students from Rinchen Kuenphen Primary School in Thimphu visited RTA on 14 September 2017. All students are currently in fifth standard. The program was interactive and the students also had the opportunity to experience weaving the weaving centre. They were provided guided-tours to the exhibition galleries […]
September 9, 2017

Royal Patron visits the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck visited the South Asia Gallery and the Buddhist Gallery with John Clarke and Avalon Fotheringham, Curators, Asian Department.    
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 […]
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