About the project

Community Crafts and Culture is a collaborative community project coordinated by the Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) at the University of St Andrews. This SFC GCRF project sought to support and empower three indigenous communities identified by the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica towards a sustainable future, through a collaborative fit-for-purpose practical solution to problems identified by the communities relating their artisan production and promotion.


The University of St Andrews in Scotland: Coordinator Dr Karen Brown and Researcher Jamie Allan Brown; the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica and the Red de Museos Comunitarios de Costa Rica: Ronald Martínez Villarreal; students from the University of Costa Rica: Tatiana Muñoz Brenes and Alejandro Soto; International Council of Museums (ICOM) Costa Rica: President Lauran Bonilla-Merchav, and ICOM Regional Alliance for Latin America and the Caribbean President, Samuel Franco Arce.