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Travel Through Time: Veronica Gritsenko's 15 Years of Expedition 10.12.2015 - 29.2.2016

Veronica Gritsenko founded Black Elephant lacquer workshop in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma), in 2000.  Veronica first came across Myanmar culture in London having met a Buddhist monk in 1995.  She then visited Myanmar with him and fell in love with this extraordinary and beautiful country, which encouraged her to undertake further study.

Veronica went to study Asian Arts at Sotheby’s Institute and later earned her MA degree in Indian Art from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.  Her dedication to reviving the art of Bagan Lacquer has led to her own unique technique based on ancient methods and materials.  In 2007, Veronica established an institute to help preserve Burmese lacquer art for future generations.


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