Raja Datin Paduka Fuziah binti Raja Tun Uda obtained her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sociology from Bedford College, University of London in 1967. She has had a long and distinguished career in the development of the arts and crafts of Malaysia. After serving ten years with the training division of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), she was appointed in 1979 as the first Director General of the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation. From 1986 to 1989, she worked at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture in Istanbul, Turkey. A former Regional President of the World Crafts Council Asia Pacific and President of the Crafts Council of Malaysia, she was recipient of Malaysia’s National Arts Award in 2009 for her efforts in promoting the arts. She is the author of BATIK MALAYSIA: Design & Innovation 1960s-1990s (2012), BATIK SARONG: Heritage of Today for Tomorrow (2017) and of several articles published in local and international journals and magazines.