About the NTICVA


The Jain Art Fund was set up  at the V&A at the time of the V&A’s exhibition The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India in 1995 as part of an ongoing project to increase understanding of the Jain religion and its artistic and cultural heritage . The V&A continues actively to work with the Institute of Jainology and other Jain organisations in the UK, and maintains an advisory board for this purpose.

The V&A is very grateful to the following institutions and individuals for their original donations which made both the exhibition and the Jain Art Fund possible:

Oshwal Association of the UK; The Arjav Group; De Beers Centenary AG; Vrajlal Mehta & Family Antwerp; Nortel Asia South Pacific; The Rosy Blue Group; Vijay and Bharat Shah of the Vijaydimon & B Vijaykumar Groups of Companies; The Su-Raj Group; Unilever; Navnat Vanik Association of the UK; Bonas & Co Ltd; The Diminco Group; The Eurostar Group; Chandaria Family-Conros Corporation; Gemasia BVBA (Asian Star Company Limited); Indogems NV; MOA International; Sthanakvasi Jain Sangh; Shri Shrenikbhai Kasturbhai & Shri Dipchand Gardi of Shri Shwetambar Murtipujak Jain Sangh India; The Times of India Group; Vishindas Holaram Lakhi and Family; Shree Japan Jain Sangh Kobe; Chandaria Foundation; Diajewel BVBA Antwerp; Diamonstones BVBA Antwerp; Mr Harshadbhai Kapadia; Mr Nemchand Khajanchi; Samdimon BVBA Antwerp; Ajay I Shah MBS; The M P Shah Charitable Foundation