The Bagri Foundation is proud to support both the publishing work and the public programme of World Art Now whose mission is to preserve the memory of arts and cultures worldwide.
World Art Culture’s team says: ‘The rate of change around the world is unparalleled in history. Knowledge of traditions is being lost within a generation or two. Almost everyone now has access to the Internet and Social Media, and this inter-connectedness, whilst having its benefits, is rapidly reducing the world to a sameness, promoting a cultural bleaching so that very quickly, newer generations are losing their traditional cultural identities – or indeed even their knowledge of those identities. We aim to promote the important work of specialist publishers and authors who are intent on recording cultures before it is too late and the process of cultural bleaching is complete. By promoting awareness of their work, and thus stimulating demand for their output, their endeavours are rewarded and encouraged.’
Image: Cover of Unseen Burma: Early Photographs 1862-1962, by Thai author Thweep Rittinaphakorn, published by River Books.