|English||Lacquerware Technology College|
|Category||Research Institute Educational Institution|
Education and Training
The Lacquerware College is situated in the ancient Bagan city, Nyaung Oo District, Mandalay Division. The college was established in 1924 as a school of traditional lacquerware. In 1995, it was upgraded to a lacquerware training center, and in 2003, to a lacquerware college. At first, there was only a three-year term. The college now offers the following:
One-Year Diploma in Lacquerware Technology
Two-Year Diploma in Lacquerware Technology
Two-Year Higher Lacquerware Training Course
Students who follow the two-year course can directly join universities and obtain a bachelor’s degree in economics after three years. They are also now able to join universities of cooperatives and obtain a bachelor’s of science.
Besides the training courses, the college also opened a lacquerware museum accessible to the public. The museum displays antique lacquerware from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries.
The research and development branch of the college conducts research and formulates new items of lacquerware. Colors, raw materials, and designs are tested to create new products.
The college takes responsibility for the safeguarding of traditional lacquerware making techniques by opening of successive training courses. As an educational activity, they opened the museum and educate all visitors in traditional lacquerware objects and techniques. In regard to research and new products, the college creates lacquerware plates, Myanmar harps, lacquer tables, gold lacquer paintings, lacquer partitions and various new designs.
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||Lacquer ware College, Bagan|