Official Opening of Craft gallery
03 Apr 2017
Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck Inaugurates the Craft Gallery on April 3rd, 2017.
Located in the premises of the old Textile Museum on Norzin Lam, the Craft Gallery is established as a sales outlet to promote the marketing and development of all forms of Bhutanese Arts and Crafts. The gallery will work with local artisans and designers to promote and develop their products to create visibility and recognition for Bhutanese Arts and Crafts globally. During the opening Bhutanese artists were represented by Sonam Yangki Rabgay of Sonam Rabgay Jewellery, Mayeish Kumar Tamang of VAST Ceramics, Chencho Gyeltshen, Lopen Rada and Tshering Dorji. The product developed by the residents of the RENEW- Gawailing Happy Home will also be on sale at the gallery.
The Craft Gallery will operate as a chapter under the Gyalyum Charitable Trust which is an umbrella organization established to foster co-operation and co-ordination between all the charitable organizations that enjoy the royal patronage of Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck which include RENEW (Respect, Educate, Nurture & Empower Women), RTA (Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan), The Gyalyum Scholarship Programme and the Gyalyum Dharma Initiative.
The Trust was established earlier in February 2017 to ensure the long-term sustainability of the charitable organization and ensure that the indispensible services provided by them will continue to expand and positively benefit all sections of society.