Poulomi Das

Founder

A consultant in the museums and heritage sector and an avid blogger, Poulomi has two decades of experience in research and documentation of Indian arts, textiles and heritage.

 

She has been the Senior Assistant Curator, Special Exhibitions & Marketing and Outreach Officer for the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.

 

She has consulted with several museums and archival projects as co - curator, research coordinator, creator of collection management systems, content writer and editor. These projects include the Bihar and Buddha Smriti Park Museums, Patna, Bihar, the Reserve Bank of India's Monetary Museum (the first in India), Mumbai, and the Hiremath Art and Heritage Foundation, Mumbai.

 

Poulomi was a Nehru Trust Fellow in 2015 and 2006 to the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, respectively. She was an International Visitor Leadership Program Fellow (IVLP) of the US government in 2010.

She is also a visiting faculty at design and heritage management institutes of India, has presented in several conferences. She remains an art critic for a monthly journal.

Asok Kumar Das

Co - Founder

With over 40 years of expertise as a Museum professional, Dr Das has been a Deputy Keeper, Indian Museum, Kolkata and Director, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Jaipur and consultant to various Museums in India and the world.

 

A recipient of the Fredrick Richter award for his Ph.d on Mughal Painting during Jahangir's Time by the University of London, 1967, he has been a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow and Satyajit Ray Chair, VisvaBharati University, Santiniketan. He has also been a Visiting Professor at School of Arts & Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi, and Visiting Fellow, V&A, London,  Smithsonian Institute, Washington, the Getty Institute, Los Angeles, and Andrew Mellon Fellow, Metropolitan Museum, New York.

 

The Tagore National Fellow of Culture, attached to the Indian Museum, Kolkata, and Andrew W Mellon Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Dr Asok Kumar Das was formerly the Director of the City Palace Museum, Jaipur, and Satyajit Ray Chair, Visva----Bharati University, Santiniketan.

 

 He studied Indology, Museology and Law from the University of Calcutta completed his Ph.D from the University of London.

 

 His areas of interest and work encompass the entire field of art, culture, tourism, museum and heritage management of our country, on which he has worked, taught, lectured and published extensively. He has travelled extensively within the country and in Europe, USA, Middle East in connection with his research, academic and consultancy work.

 

His books include: Wonders of Nature, Ustad Mansur at the Mughal Court, Razmnana: the Book of War, Splendour of Mughal Painting, Dawn of Mughal Painting.

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