UK Visiting Fellowship

Nachiket Chanchani

pre-Mughal Western India

To study the pictorial traditions of pre-Mughal Western India to begin understanding the logics guiding the formal structure of paintings and to determine their semiotic functions in linguistically hybrid Jain and Vaishnava manuscripts

Shambwaditya Ghosh

Archaeological Collections Management

To undertake an internship on archaeological collection management and display at the LAARC of the Museum of London

Varunika Saraf

Changing Art Markets.

To study late 19th and early 20th century paintings & drawings in the V&A, the British Library and other UK centres, as part of a study of changing art markets.

Anisha Saxena

A study of the Shikharbandhi Jain Derasar at Potters Bar and the Jain Centre in Leicester

I received the Jain Art Fund Award for the year 2010-2011 and it was for a period of one month. The primary purpose of this award was to enable students in India to access Jaina collection of the V&A and other museums and libraries in England, but in my project I wanted to stretch the limitations of the award and include research on Jain diaspora in England. I was particularly interested in recording and collecting material on Jain migration myths and histories and to conduct research on the temple building rituals among the Jain diaspora in England.

Dr N J Francis

The Ancient and Modern Lives of the Amaravati Sculptures

Research at the British Library, London, in relation to the study "The Ancient and Modern Lives of the Amaravati Sculptures: Historicizing the Elliott Marbles".

Aparajitha Vellambi Ravisankar

Photography Collections: Care and Conservation

An advanced course in photographic conservation at the Centre of Photographic Conservation, London.

Kikru Paphino

Curating Naga collections

I undertook internship placements at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, and the British Museum, London.

Vikram Singh Rathore

Paper Conservation

An internship in paper conservation at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Shovana Sarangi

Warli and Weave: training in the children's museum

During the fellowship I worked with staff at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green to facilitate a workshop for school children and adults in conjunction to the exhibition Warli and Weave. Drawing on work from Thane and Kutch in Western India the exhibition presented a special insight into two areas of contemporary Indian craft practice – Warli painting and weave. I prepared a learning pack for teachers and produced a temporary exhibition of artwork made by children in our workshop – ‘Top to Toe: Fashion for Kids’.

Shovana Sarangi

Children in the Museum

To acquire professional training in the children's museum education at the Museum of Childhood and V&A museum, London.

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