BTEA’s Handicrafts Directorate Distributes Certificates to Participants of the Porcelain Accessories Workshop

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Published February 16th, 2020 - 12:29 GMT
BTEA’s Handicrafts Directorate Distributes Certificates to Participants of the Porcelain Accessories Workshop
A few of the accessories created by the workshop participants
Highlights
Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority represented by the Handicrafts Directorate

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), represented by the Handicrafts Directorate, held a graduation ceremony in which they distributed certificates to 10 participants for successfully completing the Porcelain Accessories Workshop on February 5, 2020, at Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre

The workshop, held over 48 hours between January 19 and February 5, was presented by Mina Faker and focused on the basic techniques used in creating accessories made of porcelain. This comes as part of BTEA’s ongoing efforts to preserve Bahrain's handicrafts and traditions for future generations as well as promote local artisan goods.

Hosting the workshop also comes in line with BTEA’s commitment to host a variety of training courses throughout the year and enhance the unique skills and knowledge required to take on traditional crafts from one generation to the next.

Background Information

Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BETA)

Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority was established in 2015 under the Royal Decree number (76) for the year 2015 issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain. Whereas the first clause of the Decree number (10) stated that an authority should be established under the supervision of the Council of Ministers

In 2015, BTEA started its operations under the Decree number (9) for the year 2015 to append the Tourism Affairs to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce based on the recommendation of HRH Prime Minister and under the law number (62) of the year 2016 to establish and regulate the Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Authority (BECA) and the Decree number (1) for the year 1985 to establish a Supreme Council for Tourism, and the law number (15) for the year 1986 to regulate the Tourism sector amended by a Law by Decree number (12) for the year 1994.

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