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  • Namita Saraf

Namita Saraf is the cofounder of the Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Culture and the director of the Taragaon Museum, which documents the richness and complexity of the Kathmandu Valley. She resides in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Mumbai, India. For over 20 years, Saraf has worked as a collector, patron, and curator in both countries, and she advises on artistic endeavors that include contemporary art. She has worked with the curator and scenographer Rajeev Sethi and commissioned and curated art projects and site-specific works by contemporary artists and artisans. Saraf has participated in various panel discussions on public art and collecting, including serving as a jury member from 2007 to 2011 to select the Promising Artist of the Year award organized by Art India. Along with her husband, Arun Saraf, she was a leader in founding the Taragaon Museum in Kathmandu. The institution is a major archive of works of international scholars, architects, photographers, and researchers.

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