Department of Culture

The Department of Culture is responsible for the protection, promotion, management and dissemination of the national cultural heritage information, through specialized programmes within the established national cultural institutions, also in cooperation with other privately run organizations.  It does these by performing the following functions:

  • Preserves and conserves Lesotho’s rich cultural heritage;
  • Develops and promotes tangible and intangible heritage and culture;
  • Develops and promotes works of creativity;
  • Prepares strategies, plans, policies, programs, standards, relevant laws and regulations for sector development; and supervises their implementation;
  • Raises awareness of Lesotho’s cultural heritage;
  • Implements various UNESCO Conventions in the Sector;