The National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (NTCRI) is affiliated with the Ministry of Culture, and is committed to the promotion of craft culture, and the support of the craft industry. Our services include research and innovation of the crafts, cultivating talent, crafts appraisal and restoration, research, toward publications and exhibitions, developing applications to increase appreciation of craft collections, supporting local crafts, education and promotion of craft aesthetics, advisory for craft industries, as well as facilitating international exchanges and collaboration.
The root of craftsmanship stems from life, orientated around people. Based on the color green, which symbolizes positivity in color psychology, the NTCRI presents the concept of ‘Green Craft’. Incorporating the diverse values within the crafts, this concept can be summarized by two core spiritual beliefs: the essence of craft embodies nature, cycles, balance, tolerance and vitality; while the practice of craft embodies an authentic spirit, work ethics, joyful labor and the aesthetics of life.
In the spirit of the ‘Green Craft’ concept, the NTCRI serves as a platform to promote the development and exchange of Taiwanese craft culture. Our objectives not only concerns all participants in the craft industry ecosystem, but also proposes to enter into society and stimulate community engagement, taking into consideration the care of all people living in Taiwan.
Following the concept of ‘Craft for All’, we seek to achieve the dual goals of improving the craft ecosystem in Taiwan and the social practice of Taiwan’s craft values.