Pramod Kumar KG
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’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.
With a formal background in archaeology as well as museum studies, and experience on site in West Asia and in museums in India and the UK, Mrinalini brings multi-disciplinary strengths to the team. She has developed and implemented documentation and collections management systems for major museums and collections in India, and published a book on Indian monuments with Scholastic India in addition to several publications connected with exhibitions. Her personal areas of interest include outreach and training, and she is the Commonwealth Association of Museums’ Board Member for India.
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.
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 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 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.
Vinitha M V
Vinitha has done her Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management. Previously she was part of Art Loss Register which works for the recovery of stolen art, antiquities and collectables. She has also been part of an archaeological excavation under the ASI and attended several national and international seminars. She has documented artefacts under the National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities.