The Repository – Indian Textiles and Crafts (RTC)

Tuesday, April 4th: 8:30am - 9:30am

Demonstration Abstract

The Repository – Indian Textiles and Crafts (RTC), is a national knowledge portal being developed by NIFT under the Craft Cluster Initiative of the NHDP programme of DC (Handlooms & Handicrafts)Ministry of Textiles , Govt of India. This interactive digital platform will showcase the creativity and diversity of traditional Indian textiles, clothing and crafts thereby preserving and promoting the Indian textiles and crafts worldwide and benefit millions of craftsmen residing in all corners of the country. The repository will digitally archive both tangible and intangible knowledge resources on indigenous and contemporary textiles and crafts, research related to textiles and apparel, designer and artisan database, virtual museum, events and exhibitions. Major sections of the repository include Collections, Craft Registry, 3D Virtual Gallery, Research, Information Resource, Events , new clips.The repository will also have a visual databank of images, films, audio-visuals, podcast lecture series on craft practitioners. A mobile app is also being developed for quick access. Exhaustive metadata element sets for recording information under different categories have been developed along with value lists of standardised terms and names for metadata creation. RTC will be powered by Open Archival Information System (OAIS) to provide public access through search and retrieval. The repository will thus serve as a reservoir of knowledge for academicians, students, scholars, designers, artisans, art enthusiasts and the general public .

keywords: Repository , Indian Textiles, Indian Crafts
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