Tuesday, 26 October, 2021

Weeklong exhibition on Rohingya memories begins today

Weeklong exhibition on Rohingya memories begins today

A weeklong exhibition of 100 cultural objects and artworks representing key aspects of Rohingya memories, experiences, and aspirations begins today in the city, reports UNB.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the North South University with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands are going to organise the exhibition.

Artworks of the exhibition will include a triptych of tapestries ‘Myanmar Life,’ ‘Camp Life’ and ‘Future Life,’ depicting Rohingya past, present, and future; scale models of traditional houses, boats and furniture conjure daily life in Arakan; and farming, fishing and domestic tools display traditional livelihoods and craft skills, while videos from camp tell the stories of the artisans. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition will be held at the exhibition Hall of the North South University and will begin at 5pm.

Anne Gerard van Leeuwen, Ambassador, Embassy of the Netherlands, Mia Seppo, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, Md Shahidul Haque, former Foreign Secretary and Senior Advisor, IOM Bangladesh, Professor Atiqul Islam, Vice-Chancellor, North South University and Giorgi Gigauri, Chief of Mission, IOM Bangladesh will attend the inaugural ceremony.

Handmade by Rohingya refugee artisans living in the Cox’s Bazar camps, the collection is part of an ongoing effort by the IOM’s Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre to help comprehensively document and preserve the heritage of the Rohingya people, said the IOM.