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Virtual exhibition of Rohingya arts and culture begins

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 12 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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A 21-day virtual exhibition of cultural objects and artworks representing key aspects of Rohingya memories, experiences, and aspirations through the Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre (RCMC) began on Saturday.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Embassy of Bangladesh in the Netherlands organised the exhibition titled ‘Art | Life | Rohingya’.  

The exhibition is supported by the Netherlands Foreign Office and can be accessed at https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/8706193/art-life-rohingya till December 31. 

 Visitors can click through a 3D virtual gallery, moving through different rooms to view collections such as Rohingya architecture, boat models, needlework, pottery, basketry, musical instruments and more.

The exhibition is part of an attempt to preserve Rohingya culture and ensure its continuity for Rohingya youth and children. The RCMC also aims to restore dignity and enhance the psychological wellbeing of the Rohingya population.

The cultural objects and art works created and curated by refugee artisans of RCMC in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps, capture Rohingya life in their homeland of Myanmar through artful scale models of their traditional houses, boats, furniture, household items, tools, etc.