The col­lo­quium on tan­gi­ble and in­tan­gi­ble cul­ture in Paro

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The Na­tional Mu­seum of Bhutan, (Ta-Dzong) was built in 1949 by the first Gov­er­nor (2nd Desid) of Paro La-Ngonpa Ten­zin Drukda, half brother of Zhab­drung Ngawang Nam­gyel to pro­tect the Paro dzong from in­vad­ing armies. It also played a vi­tal role in the mod­ern his­tory of Bhutan as well.

It was ren­o­vated un­der the Royal com­mand of His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in the late 1960s to house the Na­tion- al Mu­seum of Bhutan. It was opened to the pub­lic in 1968 as the Na­tional Mu­seum of Bhutan with the sole aim and ob­jec­tive of pre­serv­ing and pro­mot­ing our unique tan­gi­ble and in­tan­gi­ble cul­ture.

Bhutan is peace lov­ing na­tion with the en­light­ened phi­los­o­phy of Gross Na­tional Hap­pi­ness which in­cludes di­men­sions of preser­va­tion and pro­mo­tion of Cul­ture as one of the 9 do­mains gen­er­ated as a mind trea­sure by the 4th King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuk.

As of to­day, the Na­tional Mu­seum of Bhutan, have con­ducted 7 col­lo­qui­ums on var­i­ous as­pects of tan­gi­ble and in­tan­gi­ble cul­ture be­gin­ning 1997, pro­ceed­ing of which were com­piled, edited, trans­lated, pub­lished and dis­trib­uted to the var­i­ous ed­u­ca­tional cen­ters within the out­side the coun­try, like the Ru­bin Mu­seum of Art, Li­brary of Congress in the US. The pub­li­ca­tions were well re­ceived by stu­dents, Schol­ars and re­searchers alike.

This year co­in­cid­ing with the Guru Rin­poche’s Birth Year, the 400th Year of Zhab­drung Ngawang Nam­gyel’s ar­rival, the First Birth An­niver­sary of the Gyalsey and the 10th An­niver­sary of His Majesty’s Ac­ces­sion to the golden throne, we have planned to or­ga­nize our 8th Col­lo­quium on Tan­gi­ble & In­tan­gi­ble Cul­ture from February 1st to 3rd 2017 at the Le Meri­dien, Paro River­front. 24 noted na­tional schol­ars will be pre­sent­ing their re­search pa­pers dur­ing the three day sym­posia on tan­gi­ble and in­tan­gi­ble cul­ture. The pro­ceed­ings will be com­plied, edited, trans­lated, pub­lished and dis­trib­uted free of cost to the Schools, Col­leges, Uni­ver­si­ties, Li­braries and rel­e­vant or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The pub­li­ca­tions are one of the con­tri­bu­tions of the Na­tional Mu­seum to­wards these no­ble ef­forts of the Royal Gov­ern­ment of Bhutan in or­der to ed­u­cate vis­i­tors both within and out­side Bhutan on the coun­try’s phi­los­o­phy re­lated to preser­va­tion and pro­mo­tion of our his­tory and cul­ture.

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