The Textile Museum opened an exhibition tiltled `Bhutanese Textiles in High Fashion’ on 27th March 2014 at the Textile Museum , old premises on Norzin Lam.
The inauguration of the exhibition titled, “Czech Castles” from the Republic of Czech was observed today at the premises of the Royal Textile Academy. Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, the Royal Patron of RTA, graced the opening along with H.E. Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Mr. Tomas Dub, H.E. Ambassador to the Czech Republic and other senior delegates of Czech. H.E. Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay accompanied by Ministers of the Cabinet of Bhutan also graced the occasion.
Live Opera of Handel’s ‘Acis & Galatea’ story held in Bhutan on the 12th of Oct. 2013 at the Royal Textile Academy premises is the result of many years of cross cultural collaboration between The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the Royal Government of Bhutan that all began in 2004. It was Mr. Aaron Carpene (Project leader/ Musical Director) who came forward with the idea of staging an operatic project in Bhutan along with Mr. Preston Scott (Bhutan Liaison).
Handel’s ‘Acis & Galatea’ was chosen because of its universal theme of eternal love. Joined by the Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) the classical western musical play was re-directed by Stefano Vizioli to incorporate
Her Royal Highness Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck visited the Royal Textile Academy on September 25, 2013. HRH toured the two galleries extensively and was later gracefully joined by Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, the Patron of the Royal Textile Academy.