Runa Khan

2006 Associate Laureate, Cultural Heritage
Bangladesh, Born 1958

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Green light for boat museum in Bangladesh

June 1, 2015

Runa Khan’s long-held dream of a museum to preserve Bangladesh’s ancient boat-building skills for future generations will soon be realized. “We have just signed a contract with Bengal Foundation, the largest and most renowned cultural foundation in Bangladesh, which will, in particular, give the land for...

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Bangladeshi Fleet Drops Anchor in French Museums

January 28, 2009

Runa Khan Marre’s dream of saving Bangladesh’s intricate boat-building tradition was partly inspired by her husband, Frenchman Yves Marre, who in 1994 sailed a 38-metre river barge from France to Bangladesh so that it could be used for humanitarian purposes. Her efforts to reproduce the many types...

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