The International journal of intangible cultural heritage – Global InCH Journal has served as a platform for global connects and knowledge exchange on culture and heritage since 1999.
With a distinguished galaxy of contributors the Global InCH Journal is a valuable and unique source of critical analysis that bridges knowledge on multiple levels. From essays, views, analysis and commentary pieces, case-studies, photo essays to impact on policy to endangered culture and heritage, Global InCH is a chronicle and archive of tangible and intangible traditions and heritage.
Ritu Sethi is the founder-trustee of the Craft Revival Trust and editor of Global InCH, the online international journal of intangible cultural heritage. In addition she oversees the Asia InCHEncyclopedia, globally recognized as the leading repository of online knowledge on the traditional arts, crafts, textiles and its practitioners across South Asia.
Sethi has authored and edited several publications including ‘Embroidering Futures- Repurposing the Kantha’, ‘Designers Meet Artisans – A Practical Guide’ (translated into Spanish and French), ‘Painters, Poets, Performers – The Patuas of Bengal’ besides her other writings in national and international publications. Her research interests lie in tracing the evolution of Indian textile and craft traditions over the past century to more recent times, and its impact on practitioners and cultural and heritage exchange.
She serves on the advisory board of international organizations on culture and heritage in China and Japan. In India she is on the Advisory Committee of several institutions including the National Crafts Museum, New Delhi; the ICH committee (ABHICHU) SNA, Ministry of Culture besides several others. She has Chaired the UNESCO Consultative Body examining nominations to the ICH of the World; was on the Steering Committee for the 12th Five year Plan for Handlooms and Handicrafts, Planning Commission; board member of the Handloom and Handicraft Export Corporation, Government of India; Indira Gandhi RashtriyaManavSangrahalayaSamiti (National Museum of Man), Bhopal; Centre for Cultural Resource and Training, Ministry of Culture and other institutions.
Padma Shree; Former Chairperson Central Cottage Industry Emporium; Chairperson Handicrafts panel; Steering committee for the 12th five year plan, Planning Commission Government of India.
Author and Former Dean, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,Delhi.
Richa Tiwari is a Research Associate at Craft Revival Trust, New Delhi. She is a Postgraduate in History of Art from National Museum Institute, New Delhi and Postgraduate in English from University of Delhi. She is an avid reader and takes keen interest in exploring South Asian history and culture. She is passionate in contributing to the field of traditional Indian textiles, crafts and handlooms.
Researcher and Coordinator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Arts
Researcher and Author, is Professor of Global Cultures of Textiles and Dress, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, U.K.
Writer and Curator on Folk art forms
Craft Revival Trust
Chairperson: Ritu Sethi
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