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Sarawak Museum Department
Ethnology SectionEthnology Section

Function and Responsibilities:

This division undertakes research on the various ethnic groups in Sarawak. It maintains a research database of socio-economic and socio-cultural as well as linguistic surveys and fieldwork. It is also their duty to conduct interpretative research in order to collect information for captions of items on display as well as in our collections. It is headed by an assistant director.
All keen researchers will be entertained under this division. It serves as a source of information for the mass media. It publishes a monthly article and is also responsible for press releases. Their functions also include planning and implementing programs for the recording of artefacts, live performance, music and other cultural activities by means of audiovisuals and digital methods.