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Mariah Waworuntu


PhD, SUNY at Albany, (1988-1991) in Educational Administration and Policy Studies, specializing in Higher Education. Presenter on “Indonesian Traditional Textiles” at BINUS (Bina Nusantara University) (2010). Presenter at KOWANI Seminar on “Women Weavers in Indonesia” (2011). Textile moderator at “ASEAN Traditional Textile” Symposia (Dec. 2005, Febr. 2009, March 2011, and March 2013); moderator ‘Adiwastra Nusantara’ seminar on “Head cloths in Southeast Asia” (Jakarta Convention Center 2008); at Indonesian National Museum “ASEAN Textile Seminar” (November 2013). Member of Curatorial Team of various ASEAN Exhibitions, Jakarta Textile Museum and Textile Exhibition at ASEAN Summit, Nusa Dua, Bali (Nov. 2011)
Chief Editor Jurnal Wastra (Textile Journal) published jointly by the Himpunan Wastraprema and Jakarta Textile Museum (2003-present). Board member of Himpunan Wastraprema – Indonesian Traditional Textile Society (2003-present). Proponent & Member Steering Committee Wastraprema and co-founder of First ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium, held at ASEAN Secretariat - Jakarta (2005). President ASEAN Traditional Textile Art Community (ASEAN TTAC) (2013-present).Cooperation between ASEAN TTAC and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles (2014 -2016)

Education 
• High School Sancta Theresia Jakarta (1964)
• University of Indonesia, Faculty of Letters, French Section (1964-1965)
• Nurse A Diploma - Sint Annadal General Hospital, Maastricht, Netherlands (1968-1970)
• Sarjana Muda (Bachelor of Arts) & Sarjana Sastra (SS), University of Indonesia, Faculty of Art (former Faculty of Letters) (1977-1981)
• Master of Science (MSc), State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany (NY, USA) (1985-1986) in Educational Administration and Policy Studies
• Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS), SUNY at Albany, (1986-1987), same field of study
• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), SUNY at Albany, (1988-1991) in Educational Administration and Policy Studies, specializing in Higher Education
Work Experience:
• Vice head nurse Obstetrics/Gyneacology Department at St.Clara Hospital, Rotterdam, Netherlands (1970-1972)
• District Nurse in Hillegersberg, Rotterdam, Netherlands (1972-1975)
• Assistant to Prof. Daniel Levy, School of Educational Administration and Policy Studies (SUNY at Albany (NY), USA (1985-1986)
• Assistant to Director of Student Affairs, SUNY at Albany (NY), USA (1986-1988) 
• Researcher at HRDI Jakarta (Human Resource Development Institute Jakarta) (1988 – 2011)
• Lecturer at HRDI Jakarta (1991 – 2011)
• Lecturer at School of Anthropology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP), University of Indonesia. Subject: Management for Tourism Industry (1998 – 2008)
• Presenter on “Indonesian Traditional Textiles” at BINUS (Bina Nusantara University) (2010)
• Presenter at KOWANI Seminar on “Women Weavers in Indonesia” (2011)
• Textile moderator at “ASEAN Traditional Textile” Symposia (Dec. 2005, Febr. 2009, March 2011, and March 2013); moderator ‘Adiwastra Nusantara’ seminar on “Head cloths in Southeast Asia” (Jakarta Convention Center 2008); at Indonesian National Museum “ASEAN Textile Seminar” (November 2013)
• Member of Curatorial Team of various ASEAN Exhibitions, Jakarta Textile Museum and Textile Exhibition at ASEAN Summit, Nusa Dua, Bali (Nov. 2011)
• Chief Editor Jurnal Wastra (Textile Journal) published jointly by the Himpunan Wastraprema and Jakarta Textile Museum (2003-present)
Organizational Experiences:
• Board member of Women’s International Club (WIC) Jakarta (1991 – 1996)
• President of Women’s International Club (WIC) Jakarta (1996-1998)
• Board member of Himpunan Wastraprema – Indonesian Traditional Textile Society (2003-present)
• Proponent & Member Steering Committee Wastraprema and co-founder of First ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium, held at ASEAN Secretariat - Jakarta (2005)
• Advisory member on Steering Committees and Moderator on various textile symposia: 
2nd ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposia in Manila (2009), 
3rd ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium in Kuala Terengganu (2011), 
4th Traditional Textile Symposium in Thai Nguyen-Vietnam (2013), and 
5th ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium in Chiang-Mai, Thailand (2015)

• Vice President ASEAN Traditional Textile Art Community Indonesia chapter (ASEAN TTAC Indonesia) (2010-2013)

• President ASEAN Traditional Textile Art Community (ASEAN TTAC) (2013-present)
• Chairperson of Work Committee “Travelling Batik Workshop” for ASEAN textile artisans and textile curators, visiting batik centers in Jakarta, Pekalongan, Yogyakarta and Bali (November 2013)
• Cooperation between ASEAN TTAC and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles (2014 - 2016)
• Member of Batik Research Team Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles to European musea (Leiden, Delft, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Cologne-Germany.)
• Presenter at the Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (SACICT) – Asian Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA), Bangkok 26-28 June 2015, presenting Paper entitled “Indonesian Batik: Identity, Symbolism and Textile Communication”



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