Who We Are | Our Mission

Read this page in Myanmar Language ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔ဖတ္ရန္

What we want to achieve and why?

Goals of the Center:

  • To provide equal access and support to students, educators, artists, creative thinkers, activists, theorists, researchers, scholars and those interested in Myanmar, its people, and creative culture
  • To make collections in multiple languages available for reference and research to local and international art practitioners
  • To host workshops, symposiums, lectures, and classes emphasizing critical thinking
  • To document and facilitate the development process of creative arts in Myanmar, both historically and today

Myanmar Art Resource Center and Archive (MARCA) aims to become the largest bilingual digital resource on the history and current state of Myanmar arts; to stimulate and nourish creative teaching and learning as well as provide research materials for students, teachers, artists, and the greater public. The centre and archive will provide an environment for creative and analytical thinking in the country’s time of transition, where the end of censored education and closed markets means the beginning of creative thinking and inter-regional and global exchange.

Myanmar’s cultural and artistic history is strong but nowhere exists a place where that strength is illustrated through collected records, images, and online access. This center aims to provide that collection, along with channels to access and analyze it, ultimately providing the people of Myanmar and the general public a place to explore, provide, and collaborate.

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