Mrs Maria Esther ECHEVERRIA-Mexico City, Mexico
MARIA ESTHER ECHEVERRIA is presently the Director of the NGO ‘Espacio Cultural San Jeronimo’ whose objective is to stimulate the dissemination of Mexico’s culture. She was the Director of the Fondo Nacional para el fomento de las artesanias (FONART) during 11 years and has dedicated a great part of her professional life to the promotion and dissemination of Mexico’s popular arts , both at the national and international level. She participated in the establishment of two major museums in the city of Mexico, that of Popular Cultures where she was the Director and that of Popular Arts. Maria Esther Echeverria has participated in several research projects, namely on lead-free ceramics and has been a Jury Member of numerous national and international craft contests including the UNESCO Award of Excellence for the Caribbean region.