Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) is a unique venture of the Salesians of Don Bosco in North East India to develop expert facilities for the preservation and promotion of numerous beautiful and diverse indigenous cultures of the region, of India in particular and in communion with indigenous cultures anywhere in the world.
At present DBCIC has several distinct operational areas:
Exhibition of Cultural Artifacts: The Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures’ exhibition of cultural artifacts thematically arranged from floor to floor in the different galleries along with excellent paintings depicting various aspects of the cultures of North East India forms the first and most visible aspect of DBCIC.
Study and Research: DBCIC organizes study and research on themes connected with the indigenous cultures of North East India. The presence of a very large library adjacent to DBCIC (the Otto Hopfenmueller Library) with specialized volumes on the North East and adequate facilities to render study and research satisfying.
Culture Related Publications and Activities: Publications on Culture and related topics constitute the third aspect of DBCIC. Within a few years DBCIC has brought out 12 publications and have organized several workshops, courses and seminars.
Knowledge-Sharing: Besides what is mentioned above about publication and culture-related activities, visitors to the Don Bosco Museum can access knowledge on indigenous cultures with the help of multimedia facilities such as touch screens, plasma panels, computer presentations and documentaries.