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Two Internship Opportunities shaping the future of digitising traditional culture

Digitising Traditional Designs: Crafting a future of dignity and inclusivity


The Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative® (CIPRI) and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) are launching two internship opportunities to support our work in protecting traditional culture and traditional designs of artisans, ethnic groups and local communities.

In July 2021, our consortium completed a project with the Oma ethnic group in Laos, piloting a model to use community outreach, documentation, legal tools, and a digital database to provide defensive protection for Oma textile designs, and a potential foundation for communities to enter into commercial partnerships with designers.

We are now looking to expand this successful model, replicating it with other artisan groups interested in taking steps to protect and manage their cultural intellectual property.