Mrs Manajri NIRULA – New Delhi, India
MANJARI NIRULA is Vice-President of Crafts Council of India, President of Delhi Crafts Council and member of the Government of India Committee for the selection of Master craft persons. She has been coordinating the UNESCO Award of Excellence Programme for South Asia since 2004 and has served on the International Jury for this Award in South East Asia and Central Asia. She was an active member of the Planning Committee for the International Natural Dyes Symposium in 2006. Manjari Nirula has a long experience with the revival of languishing crafts, the marketing of craft products and the participation of craftpersons in regional and international fairs (Santa Fe Folk Art Market, California Gift Show, Maison & Objet…). She has coordinated the publication of monographs on artisans and exhibition catalogues.