Calendar

The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre hosts cultural events throughout the year, including ethnic music and dance performances, lectures, screenings of documentary films, and handicraft demonstrations.

Check our Facebook page for regular updates on what’s coming up!

2017 Events

Guided Tour Every Friday at 3 PM.
Learn about ethnic diversity in Laos!
Join the tour with your regular admission. Tours are presented in English and French.

2017 Handicraft Workshops

Please register for workshops in advance at TAEC or TAEC Boutique! For more information, please contact bookings@taeclaos.org.

Hmong Embroidery
See the museum, enjoy a local drink, and learn how to make Hmong Embroidery from a Hmong artisan!
A TAEC staff member will provide translation into English.
9:30 AM – Noon
15 USD

Katu Backstrap Weaving
Get ready for a unique workshop! Learn how to wear, use and create a beaded woven handicraft on a backstrap loom. Enjoy a tour of the museum, a local drink, and learn more about the Katu people and their weaving methods from a TAEC staff member.
9:30 AM – Noon
20 USD

Kmhmu Bamboo Weaving
Make your own taleo and bamboo gift basket! See the museum, enjoy a local drink, and learn about the Kmhmu culture and bamboo weaving from a TAEC staff member.
Presented in English.
9:30 AM – Noon
12 USD

2017 Holidays & Closures

1 January
International New Year
The Museum and TAEC Boutique will be CLOSED.

April
Pi Mai (Lao New Year)
The Museum will be CLOSED 14-17 April
TAEC Boutique will be CLOSED 14-16 April

May
Labour Day
The Museum will be CLOSED 30 April and 1 May
TAEC Boutique will be CLOSED on 1 May

August 20-21
Boun Song Hua (Boat Racing Holiday)
The Museum and TAEC Boutique will be CLOSED.

September 17-25
The Museum will be CLOSED for one week for annual exhibit maintenance.
TAEC Boutique will be open from 9 AM - 9 PM.

2 December
National Day
The Museum and TAEC Boutique will be CLOSED.

 ​“Boats of Light” created for Boun Ok Pansaa A young visitor decorates her boat Family arts and crafts afternoon with Job's Tear seed bead Flower stupa making for the Lao New Year Flower stupa making for watering of the Buddha ceremony Hmong khene player performing for visitors