The success of the 2016 International Expert Panel on West and Central Asian Ethnic and Nowrouz Dolls provided the ground for closer networking of PGILH with NGOs involved in the safeguarding of ethnic dolls and the art of doll-making. This networking action was, soon, followed by inviting PGILH to join with these NGOs.
The following continue to constitute the themes of the mentioned networking for revitalization:
- Awareness-raising on endangered ethnic dolls and puppets and the anonymous doll-makers, e.g. through dissemination of reports, holding exhibitions, organizing gatherings, cultural events, cultural performances, gatherings, etc.;
- Supporting doll-makers through haunting sponsors and markets for them;
- Helping with inclusion of doll/puppet-making workshops and doll/puppet exhibitions, with sales on the agenda of cultural tours;
- Providing intellectual supports of museums of dolls, puppets, and toys;
- Having regular publications and audio-visual material productions on the elements;
- Networking with international organizations (UN, UNESCO, UNICEF, etc.) and stakeholders in other countries, especially on the subject of shared dolls and puppets;
Among PGILH collaborations on this basis, the following are worth mentioning:
- Scarecrows and Art of Scarecrow Making, Tehran, joint revitalization project of Mohebali Family and PGILH;
- Ethnic Dolls and Puppets of Aloulak, Qazvin, North-central Iran, joint revitalization project of Ava-ye Tabiat-e Payear and PGILH;
- Ethnic Dolls and Puppets of Birjand, Eastern Iran, joint revitalization project of Ava-ye Tabiat-e Paydar and PGILH;
- Varamin Pottery, Varamin, North-central Iran, joint revitalization project of Kohan Namad-e Parsian and PGILH.