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Navneet Raman

+91-983 905 8007 ​ 

"Humans don’t live in isolation

but are interdependent and so I want to learn as much as contribute

to this larger process."

Navneet Raman is from an old family of Varanasi which has in the last 100 years contributed to the Culture and Heritage of the city. His Great Grandfather was the first municipal chairman of Varanasi in the beginning of 20th Century. They have been founder Trustees of intuitions like Banaras Hindu University, Kashi Vidyapeeth, and Central University of Tibetan Studies. Navneet have been working on Cultural and Heritage preservation for the last 20 years in Varanasi on the lines of continuing the legacy of the family. The family has contributed to the Bharat Kala Bhawan Museum collection and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya abbreviated CSMVS and formerly named the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mumbai collection.
Navneet Raman is the founder of Kriti Gallery and Artist Residency. He has been the Convenor of INTACH Varanasi Chapter from 2006-2009. He is a co-founder of Banaras Cultural Foundation, a non for profit cultural organisation engaged in cultural exchange and education. He is a member of ICOMOS India. Banaras Cultural Foundation has started the Banaras Museum of Contemporary Art and Navneet is a member of the Board of Directors as its Creative Director and Chairman. Kriti Gallery has had the honour to exhibit photographer like Fazal Sheikh, Dayanita Singh, Kenro Izu, Anja Bruehling and Navneet has extensively worked with Robert Polidori for the last 15 years on his various India projects.
Navneet has been supporting Indian Craftsman through his various initiatives to bring the crafts to the highest levels in museums worldwide. At Kriti Gallery, he has been instrumental in showing art from around the world in the historic city of Varanasi. Kriti Gallery is supporting the Banaras Museum of Contemporary Art through its collection. Kriti Gallery was founded in 2005. Banaras Cultural Foundation started in 2015 and Banaras Museum of Contemporary Art was set up in 2018. Since 2000 he has been working with schools on various education and environment programs. He has been bringing interdisciplinary studies and project to schools through workshops and long term interventions.

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