The Team

Pramod Kumar KG
Managing Director

 

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Pramod brings his background in management and wide-ranging experience in the cultural field to every project. He established the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, directed the Jaipur Virasat Foundation and Jaipur Heritage International Festival and instituted the Jaipur Literature Festival. He has worked  extensively with textile and photographic collections, and was most recently the Associate Director of the Alkazi Foundation. He is the author of “Posing for Posterity – Royal Indian Portraits” (2012, Roli Books).



Deepthi Sasidharan
Director

DeeptiDeepthi’s intensive research stints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and in Aveiro, Portugal combine with her academic qualifications in museology to provide a comprehensive approach to the collections that we work with. She has curated several exhibitions for important private and Government collections, including those at the Chowmahalla Palace and Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad and was until recently the Chief Archivist at the Tata Central Archives, Pune.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kanika Pruthi
Projects Associate
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With a formal academic background in Art History and a graduate degree in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, Kanika has participated on a variety of projects in the field of arts and cultural management for private collections, state museums and archives. She has worked with the South East Asian Art departments of Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York, and has gained a unique perspective on the movement of historic objects across collections. Her areas of interest include re-interpreting historic artifacts in the light of contemporary discourses in popular visual culture.


Anita Jacob Koshy
Manager – Documentation and Archiving
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Anita’s area of interest and professional practice lies in collection management – focusing primarily in museum documentation systems and collection care. She has worked on several private and public museum collections across India documenting collections such as the Mahar Regiment of the Indian Army, Government Collections such as of Nicholas Roerich’s to private Royal Collections at Jaisalmer and at the Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad. These efforts culminated in the curating of two photographic exhibitions at Chowmahalla Palace and curating ‘TheNizams’Jewellery’ at Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad. She was nominated to visit the United States on the US State Department’s International Visitor LeadershipProgram (IVLP) that facilitated her to officially visit premier public and private museums, art and cultural institutions across five states to study and observe their collection management systems and storage facilities.Her last job was as Archivist at the Alkazi Collection of Photography, Delhi.


Sonika Soni
Senior Archivist 

Sonika is an India Foundation for the Arts Grants Awardee and comes from a family of traditional painters. She is a trained artist in traditional Indian paintings and continues to research on traditional materials and techniques. She implements her art history studies and her experiences as a painter for cataloguing, documenting and research on painting collections, like in the City Palace Museum, Udaipur, where she also curated an exhibition Chitrashali on materials, techniques and rituals of traditional paintings in Mewar.


Moushumi Chatterji
Research Associate

M 1Moushumi brings with her more than 10 years of experience in the field of museography, heritage management and community linked cultural and natural environment based sustainable development programmes. She has worked with leading museum institutions like the National Museum (New Delhi) and Indian Army Regimental Museums, consulted with the World Bank on alternative livelihood programmes, ecologically sensitive and sustainable tourism projects and Interpretation Centres. She has also developed and promoted heritage-based tourism infrastructure at Udayagiri and Khandagiri (Odisha) as consultant for the International Finance Corporation (IFC). She brings a holistic and nuanced understanding of the dynamics of cultural heritage and its development.


Rini Rajan
Archivist

Rini is a graduate in History and went on to do her Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management. She has traveled extensively to archaeological sites in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, and was part of an archaeological excavation of an Acheulian site under the ASI. She has documented artefacts under the National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities. She also holds a post graduate diploma in IT.


Monalisa Behera
Archivist
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Monalisa is a formally trained art historian from the St Andrews University, Scotland and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Her research interests lie in early medieval Indian art and architecture, iconography, art between the world wars, and Indian cinema post 1960. She is researching the visual narrative and symbolism of Sakta tantra manifested through the now obscure goddess cults. She has been as a research scholar with the National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities and has work experience working with art galleries, national and international exhibitions, art fairs and biennales. She has worked with renowned Indian theatre director Amal Allana on a documentation project concerning the life and times of Ebrahim Alkazi, as well as a collaborative cinema archival project called Filmi Jagat for the Alkazi Foundation.


Hitanshi Chopra
Archivist
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With a graduate degree in Physics and Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management, I tend to work with inter-disciplinary approach in the fields of cultural management, museum studies and heritage tourism. I have done a Short- Term Course on ‘Buddhism- Art & Philosophy’ from IGNCA, New Delhi as well as have explored various Buddhist and archaeological sites in Ganga Plain in Uttar Pradesh. I have also extensively travelled to many Heritage sites, monuments and museums in Rajasthan. I have worked as an intern for Documentation & Storage Project of Corporate Museum of DS Group, Noida. I was a part of Paris based MNC for almost a year and have also done few assignments as a content- writer.


Senjuti Mukherjee
Archivist
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Senjuti comes from an academic background of Comparative Literature and Arts and Aesthetics. She started off as a researcher and archivist of Film Publicity Memorabilia at Osian’s. For Osianama, a digital archive of arts, cinema and cultural heritage she has worked across classifications. She has also worked at contemporary art gallery Nature Morte, dealing with both gallery exhibitions and art fairs on an administrative level, often creating a synthesis of writing and visuals on these. While with the gallery, she also worked on a project with Saat Saath Arts that involved organising and participating in discussions with visiting curators and resident artists, art historians. Besides being an avid traveller, photographer, and cinephile; she also has a keen interest in oral histories and living traditions. .


Chandrika
Archivist

Formally trained in Cultural Studies, Chandrika has worked as a comic book writer, storyteller and an independent researcher. She has reviewed books for Statesman, Kolkata and is a published writer with Coldnoon Diaries: Travel Poetics and the film journal Silhouette. Her photographic work has been exhibited at the Format Photography Festival 2011. She likes reading and understanding art and its scope for dissent, memory and forgetting, collections and etymology.


Leela Alexander
Office Administrator
Mrs. Leela 5Mrs. Leela Alexander is a graduate of commerce from Kerala University. She has 18 years of experience in office administration and management. She has undergone co-operative training from the Thiruvalla East Co-operative Bank Ltd. With her accounting and co-ordination skills she is at the helm of all administrative activity at Eka.