Team

Yasir Anwar is the Managing Director and Founder of Mahira Foundation. He has a graduate degree in History, University of Delhi and a Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management from Indraprastha University, Delhi. He has been actively involved in Museums, Art Galleries and Cultural Organizations for nearly a decade. He was previously part of the curatorial team at Mehrangarh Museum, Jodhpur, Rajasthan where he carried out research on the museum collection and assisted in cataloguing, digitizing and managing their collection. He is currently contributing as a researcher for the ‘National Cultural Audiovisual Archives’ project at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and also serves as a faculty for Post Graduate Diploma courses in Cultural Informatics, Preventive Conservation and Digital Library & Data Management. Alongside, he is also program associate for L’École de Design Nantes Atlantique: Design for Creative Innovation. With great values and management skills he leads the Mahira Foundation Team.

Managing Director

Yasir Anwar

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Named after a raga from the Indian Classical Music, Charukeshi Mathur has a keen interest in music as well as art. She completed her graduation in History Honours from Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. As part of her post graduation, she completed her Masters in Art History from National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology. It was during this time that she spent her time in the National Museum, and found herself inspired with history, art and museums. She interned at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts under the project ‘National Cultural Audiovisual Archives’ where she helped document and archive rare and prestigious audio-visual recordings, holding rich cultural and heritage value. She holds an extensive interest in writing about art and is currently working as a Research Assistant in the Department of History of Art, National Museum Institute.

Coordinator (Art and Culture)

Charukeshi Mathur

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Staff & Team Members

The team has extensive knowledge of art and culture, and is committed to continuing professional development fueled by their full potential, capabilities and good work ethics.

Arni Sarkar
Researcher
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Ananya Dobhal
Archivist
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Shakshi Gupta
Researcher
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Swati Deora
Archivist
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Davangi Pathak
Researcher
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Tuba Ali
Archivist
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Consultants

Mahira Foundation associates are not only experienced consultants but they have also served cultural organizations as curators, collection managers, conservators, designers, development officers and educators.

Shailka Mishra
Art Historian
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Ruhi Priya
Research Scholar
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Garima Khansili
Archaeologist
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Sumit Dey
Film Scholar
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Nandini Thilak
Museologist
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Rini Hazel Templeton
Conservator
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Resource Persons

Mahira resource persons are important part of its growing team. They have been helping the organisation in various capacities as researchers, content writers, editors and also subject experts. Their contribution is significant and invaluable for the organisation.

Ashu Gaurav
Collection Manager
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Charukeshi Mathur
Art Historian
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Malavika Chatterjee
Archaeologist
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Christina Shangne
Education Officer
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Kisha Shanker
Museum Manager
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Aakanksha Kumari
Art Historian
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Contributors

Mahira contributors take charge of various wings of the organisation. They play unique and pivotal roles within the organisation and help in designing the framework, stratagem and work policies at Mahira. As someone rightly said the organisation is to harness the value that 'Individual Contributors' can make.

Parvinder Kaur
Conservator
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Srishti Sharma
Archaeologist
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Antareen Talukdar
Conservator
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Janhvi Sharma
Heritage Manager
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Poushali Chatterjee
Event Designer
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Soumya Bhave
Heritage Interpreter
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