Early 1975, the government of Brunei Darussalam formed a High Level Executive Committee known as Brunei Arts and Handicrafts Training Centre Committee. The function of the Committee was to implement the policies and programmes to revive the almost disappearing arts and handicrafts of master craftsmen and women weavers.
The Centre was established on 1st September 1975 at Kampong Perpindahan Berakas about 8 kilometres from Bandar Seri Begawan. On 1st January 1984, the Centre was moved to its new office where officially opened by the late Sultan Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien in conjunction with the Brunei independence. This was the landmark in the history of the development of Brunei arts and handicrafts.
The Centre offers 5 courses for the youth below 35 years old and completed their secondary schools at Form 2 or higher.
The course namely:
SALES AND EXHIBITION
The Centre has 2 showrooms, located at:
Various types of handicrafts products such as weaving, silverware, krises, basketry, songkok, and others are exhibited and on sales.
Some of the items for sale :