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A complex history: collections of Indian art at the V&A

Of the grants awarded to me, the one that most deeply affected me , was the NTICVA Visiting Fellowship which I was awarded soon after completing my PhD when I was looking for a new area of study and had become interested in the field of new new museology. This deconstructive approach applies insights of the new anthropology to the field of museology, examining the ways in which museums have become influential institutions in the modern world, as custodians and interpreters of the artefacts of the past.

Palmleaf Manuscripts: Care and Conservation

To study and train in the conservation of paper and palmleaf manuscripts at the V&A & other UK museums

Conservation and Collections Care

To study the practices and policies of conservation and museum techniques in UK museums

Understanding processes and practices of Collection Management at the V&A

The award gave me opportunity to understand the Collection Management System. It has enhanced my knowledge to adopt and create an effective collection management system in the museum where I am working. After coming back to India, I have given plans to adopt a proper collection management system, to undertake the digitization of the entire collection, re-organise the storage by using modern technologies, to undertake auditing and spot check of the collections.