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.
Being from Udaipur - a city with rich historical tales of Mewar, Janhvi Sharma since her childhood had a keen interest in history, folk art and culture. She aspires to proliferate knowledge about history and make people aware of their rich cultural heritage. She believes our ‘Virasat’ is our ‘Pride’ and it tells us from where we came from.
She has a bachelor degree in History Honors from Maitreyi College, Delhi University and has masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management from DIHRM, IP University. Her interest in history became more intact after studying Archaeology. It also gave her an insight of various aspects of Heritage Management such as Tourism, Architecture, Museology and Cultural Heritage.
Presently she works as Coordinator, Heritage Walks at Mahira Foundation. According to her, heritage walks are an innovative way to reach people and create awareness about the sites which are becoming a faded memory. They are the essence of history and forlorn cultural practices and traditions which need to be protected and promoted.
Coordinator (Heritage Walks)