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Bilwa Kulkarni

Education and Programme Coordinator (Consultant)

Bilwa joined us on the International Training Programme in 2015 when she worked for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai. During her time at CSMVS, Bilwa was involved in new in-house initiatives, including new exhibitions, the upgrade of the syllabus for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Museology coursed conducted by the museum, the operations and programming of the Museum on Wheels, the conception and creation of a new Children’s Museum wing at the CSMVS and the acquisition of a new children’s art collection.

Since her participation in the ITP, Bilwa she has been a valued member of the British Museum’s ITP global network. Bilwa took part the ITP 10th anniversary workshop Creating museums of world stories organised by the British Museum and CSMVS Mumbai in 2015. She was part of the team who worked on the 2017-18 exhibition India and the World: A History in Nine Stories, which was a collaboration between CSMVS, the BM and the National Museum, New Delhi. She also helped develop and deliver the ITP+ course on Museums and education, celebrating the opening of the Children’s Museum and focusing on the vital role museums can play in education, learning and social development, held at CSMVS in March 2019.