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Making koongri pattern on the outer walls
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Contributors
The Arna-Jharna Museum has benefitted from the professional expertise of the following individuals. The names are in alphabetical order.
 
Anita Kothari: She has provided considerable support in the areas of accommodation and food management for the numerous guests passing through Jodhpur, in addition to the supervision of meals and hospitality on the museum site.
 
Anu Mridul: A leading architect of Rajasthan and executive member of the Rupayan Sansthan board, he helped the late Komal Kothari in designing the master plan of the museum.
 
Arjun Singh Shekhawat: A friend of the late Komal Kothari and a folklorist from the Pali region, he helped in the early stages of research on the broom project in the Pali and Sirohi districts.
 
Ashok Soni: An audio-video consultant based in Jodhpur, he has provided the Rupayan archives and the museum project with state-of-the-art technology at various levels.
 
Girdhari Singh Shekhawat: A qualified irrigation expert, he helped in mapping the water supply and drip-irrigation system in large areas of the museum land.
 
Mulchand Thada: A traditional farmer from Raipur, he has guided the cultivation of indigenous plants on the museum site.
 
Navroze Contractor: A photographer, cinematographer and filmmaker of repute, he has photographed the Arna-Jharna Museum and the broom-making and sweeper communities of Jodhpur. A number of pictures used in this website have been taken by him.
 
Parasmoni Dutta: A research consultant at the Tezpur University in Assam, he has provided inputs on grasses and brooms, particularly from the Northeastern states of India.
 
Rajendra Jain: Associated with Rupayan Sansthan for many years, he has served as the accountant and financial advisor of the museum and its related activities.
 
Rajendra Kachwaha: An electrical engineer, he has helped in planning and mapping all the electrical installations on the museum site. 
 
Rakesh Saxena and Rashmi Saxena: They are botany specialists, who have helped to identify local grasses and their scientific nomenclature.
 
Shubha Chaudhuri: The Director of the American Research Centre in Ethnomusicology (ARCE), Gurgaon. She has had a long association with Komal Kothari and the traditional musical communities of Rajasthan. 
 
Dr. Surajmal Rao: He has a doctorate in Rajasthani Literature. He has been working with Rupayan Sansthan on its project funded by the India Foundation for Arts to record and archive the rare songs of the Manganiar community. He has also contributed in the translation of research materials used in the museum project.
 
Dr. Sylvester Fernandes: He has a doctorate in computer security and cryptography and is the founder director of Neuerung Techsoft Pvt. Ltd., Jodhpur. He has created the website for the museum.
 
Y.D. Singh: A renowned water conservationist and expert on the flora and fauna of the desert, he was responsible for guiding the late Komal Kothari in selecting the land for the museum site at Arna-Jharna.
 
 
Artisans at work Making the roof
 
 
The following traditional craftspersons and artisans have contributed enormously to the actual making of the museum. The names are in alphabetical order.
 
Ashok Makad: A traditional carpenter who supervised and coordinated construction at the museum site under the supervision of architect Mr. Anu Mridul.
 
Bhagwandas Gothliwal: A traditional carpenter, whose construction of doors and windows has been incorporated into the museum architecture.
 
Bhairaram: A traditional carpenter from village Tena in Jodhpur district who prepared the wooden roof of the museum.
 
Bijaram: A traditional brick-maker who has made mud bricks which have been used in the construction of the museum.
 
Chaingiri: A resident of the village Moklawas, he has considerable experience in traditional stone mining. He has helped to extract large slabs of stone from the museum site, which have been used for building paths and the foundations of a large water body.
 
Duglaram Meghwal: An associate of Komal Kothari in his early years at Rupayan Sansthan in Borunda. A master gardener, he has contributed substantially in developing the indigenous and medicinal plants on the museum site for the past four years.
 
Lal Chand Rao: A mechanical expert-cum-fabricator who helped in developing jugad (local techniques), which have been used in the museum to minimize on the cost of production.
 
Mohan Singh Rathore: Based in the village of Moklawas where the museum is located, he supplied the museum’s materials for construction work.
 
Baby Devi, Ghavra Bai, Dhanki, Dhapudi, Gomti Devi, Kabu Devi, Jamudi have been involved in the actual construction of the museum.
 
Kali, Panbai, Hemlata, Keemat are artists from the Meena community, who have painted the Mandana on the walls of the museum.
 
Nirma, Indra, Tulsi, Agri, Rekha are artists from Barmer and have made the Koongri on the outer walls of the museum.
 
Akhila: An artist from the Saathiya community, she has made the Vael (the ornamental relief work made of clay) inside the museum. She has been assisted by Ahmed of the Maganiar community.
 
Jaswant Singh, Narpat Singh, Pukhraj, Sukhdev and Ahmed are the staff members of the museum, who have contributed in the areas of catering and maintenance of the museum.
 
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