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YASIR ANWAR

Curator

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Yasir Anwar holds his masters degree in Archaeology and Heritage Management from Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, IP University and is graduated in History Honours from Delhi University. He has been involved with various Museums, Art Galleries and Art & Cultural Organizations for over 7 years. He is currently working as Research Assistant at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) under ‘National Cultural Audiovisual Archives’ project. He has previously worked as Curatorial Assistant at Mehrangarh Museum, Jodhpur, Rajasthan where he carried out research on the Museum collection and instrumental objects and assisted in digitizing and managing their collection. Alongside, he also serves as faculty for Post Graduate Diploma course in Cultural Informatics, Preventive Conservation and Digital Library & Data Management at IGNCA and program associate for L’École de Design Nantes Atlantique: Design for Creative Innovation. With great leadership and management skills he serves as an epitome of the values, attitude, and behaviours associated with a role.

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KISHA SHANKER

Rock Art Expert

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Kisha Shanker is a masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management. She has graduated in Life Sciences from Delhi University. She has been actively involved in organizing many International and National Conferences, Seminars, Workshops etc. In past, she has worked at President Secretariat as Heritage Conservator and in Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts as Project Assistant in Rock Art Division. She possesses good experience in documentation and preservation of heritage sites. She is currently pursuing her research on 'World Heritage Site Museums in India'. Her motto is to contribute to preserving our rich cultural heritage for posterity.

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ASHU GAURAV

Conservator

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Ashu Gaurav is a master in Conservation, Preservation and Heritage Management from Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management, IP University and is graduated in science from Delhi University. She had qualified NET, Dec. 2011 conducted by UGC. She has been actively involved in extensive research work for organizations such as Bharany’s Art Gallery, Center of Indian Visual Culture (CIViC), Art Recovery Pvt. Limited and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). She has also worked as Research Associate in exhibition ‘Yogparv’ organized by Sangeet Natak Akadami at Ravindra Bhawan. Presently she is working at Sulabh International Museum of Toilets as Assistant Curator.

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SUMIT AGGARWAL

Archivist

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Sumit Aggarwal is a M.Phil in History from Madurai Kamraj University and holds two masters degree in Modern Indian History and Mass Communication from the University of Delhi and Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology and has done P.G. Diploma in Hindi Print Journalism from YMCA. He has been involved in extensive research work for organizations such as Doordarshan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and National Archives of India over a period of 10 years. In addition to this, he has also worked in Airport Authority of India, University of Delhi, and Claremont Lincoln University, California etc. His works involve a wide range of diversity and include research and program production work, content analysis and monitoring of TV channels telecast and preparation of reference media and arrangement of records. He is currently working as a Research Assistant at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) under the Project ‘National Cultural Audiovisual Archives’. In his leisure time, he likes to engage himself in poetry.

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CHRISTINA SHANGNE

Education Officer

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Christina Shangne holds a masters degree in Archaeology and Heritage Management from Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management (DIHRM), IP University and a bachelor degree in Sociology Honours from Nagaland University. As a Curatorial Assistant in Mehrangarh Museum, she played a great role in documentation as well as handling and care of the museum objects. She has also worked extensively on metal conservation under the supervision of Ms. Deborah Lee (A freelance metal conservator from United Kingdom). She has also worked as a Project Assistant at IGNCA for the project ‘Archiving of IGNCA Resource Materials and Collections’. She is currently working at Heritage Education and Communication Services, INTACH since February 2017.

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POUSALI CHATTERJEE

Event Manager

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Pousali Chatterjee is a multi-disciplinary professional with specialisation in stage craft & event planning. She has studied archaeology from Calcutta University and had done specialised course on Reprography & Conservation of Paper objects from School Archive, National Archives of India, New Delhi. She has worked with Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) on various projects, on several museum workshops. She has bagged experience of many international events such as Delhi International Film Festival, International Animation Film Festival, National Corporate Events (Pan India), School Workshops, College Seminars and many more.

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DAVANGI PATHAK

Anthropologist

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Davangi Pathak holds a masters degree in Anthropology and specialized in physical anthropology from Hansraj College, Delhi University. She is graduated in Anthropology Honours from Hansraj College, Delhi University. She is having 5 years of experience in fieldwork and exploration in India, such as ‘Prehistoric Archaeology at Odisha’, ‘Study on Rajput Community at Rajasthan’ and ‘PTC tasting on Bhils and Tadvi Community at Gujarat’. She has been actively involved in national seminars and workshops. In the past, she had also worked with many private schools as an executive.

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DEWANSHU DWIVEDI

Archaeologist

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Dewanshu Dwivedi is currently pursuing his Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology from Institute of Archaeology, Red Fort. He is masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management from Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management (DIHRM), IP University and has done his bachelors from Allahabad University. He has been part of two prominent societies such as Arohi Cultural Society and Allahabad Heritage Society and has been an active participant in several workshops. He has also interned in Rashtrapati Bhawan Museum for the period of 2 months. Apart from devoting his time to cultural and social activities, he enjoys reading, writing, listening to music and watching theatrical plays.

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AJITH NARAYANAN

Archivist-cum-Conservator

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Ajith Narayanan has completed his masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management from Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management (DIHRM), IP University and has done his bachelors from University of Kent. He has worked as a conservator in various places under eminent conservators like Ms.Anupama Gaur and Ms.Rashmi Sharma in Rajasthan. In addition to this, he has also carried out excavation work in India as well as England. He is currently working as Conservator- cum Archivist in JatinDas Centre of Arts.

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CHARUKESHI MATHUR

Content Editor

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Charukeshi Mathur holds a masters degree in the History of Art from National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology. She completed her graduation in History Honours from Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi. She wrote her dissertation on one of India’s leading contemporary photographers, Ms. Dayanita Singh. She wrote an article based on her dissertation which was later published in the department’s annual journal ‘ICON’. She interned in Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts under the project ‘National Cultural Audiovisual Archives.’ She was also involved in cataloguing and documenting the personal collection of another veteran photographer Shri AvinashPasricha, who is a Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee. Named after a raga from the Indian Classical Music, Charukeshi has a keen interest in music as well as art. She also possesses an extensive interest in writing.

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AAKANKSHA KUMARI

Art Historian

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Aakanksha has completed her masters in History of Art from National Museum Institute. She is a graduate in History from Gargi College, University of Delhi. She has assisted at Government organisations such as Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) in National Cultural Audiovisual Archives (NCAA) Project and at the painting department of National Museum where she has successfully digitized 8500 paintings. She has also co-authored an article on the title ‘Panchatantra Paintings’ which is under publication. She has submitted her dissertation on ‘Royal and Aristocratic life in Mewar Miniature Paintings (17th- 18th Century)’ and presented two seminars during her Masters. Throughout the 2 year duration of her masters, she has read the intricacies of art in detail. She is currently working as a Research Apprentice in National Museum Institute, New Delhi. She possesses good communication skills and likes to interact with people. She also has a keen interest in learning about new cultures and traditions.

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ANANYA DOBHAL

Researcher

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Ananya Dobhal is a graduate in History from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi. She has done her internship on ‘Collection Management and Documentation of Antiquities’ at Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. She has actively taken part in the Young Curators Program-cum-workshop conducted by Curatorial Team at Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. There are certain things that she enjoys in her leisure time, some of them being sketching, public speaking, travelling, reading etc.

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SWATI DEORA

Researcher

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Swati Deora, a Linguist, is pursuing graduation in History Honours at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi. She has done her internship on ‘Collection Management and Documentation of Antiquities’ at Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. She has also been associated with Heritage organisations in past. She has been an active participant in various academic projects and workshops. She takes keen interest in painting, dramatics, travelling, reading etc.

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