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Roshan Mishra

Taragaon Next


Country: Nepal

ITP Year: 2018


Roshan is the Director at Taragaon Next and a visual artist based in Kathmandu.  He manages the Nepal Architecture Archive (NAA), which is run by the Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Traditions and Culture; a patron organization of the Taragaon Museum. Since last 10 years, he has been affiliated with the Museum and have been working with its permanent collection, launching of the Contemporary Art Gallery and creation of archive and a Library.

Roshan is the founder of Global Nepali Museum, Nepalian Art, and an initiator of the Mishra Museum. He is a visiting faculty at the Kathmandu University, for research, documentation and archiving programs. He studied Fine Arts in Nepal, Japan and in the UK, and hold a Master’s Degree in Digital Art.

As a part of an independent campaign group; Roshan is actively involved in the repatriation campaign to bring back Nepali lost and stolen heritage.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme, Roshan was based in the Asia Department, and spent his partner placement at Glasgow Museums.

In 2018 participants were asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition, drawing on their existing museum experience and the skills learnt during the programme. Roshan worked with Hoda Abulgheni El Chayah (Lebanon) on his Object in focus project, A Story of a Youth.

Roshan’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

Legacy Projects
In October 2019 Roshan participated in the ITP MA Conference programme in Brighton. With fellows from Egypt, India, Armenia and China, Roshan attended a programme structured around the 3-day MA Conference on Sustainable and Ethical Museums in a Globalised World.

Roshan returned to the British Museum in 2022 in the role of Senior Fellow. He supported the ITP team in the build up to, during and after the Annual Programme, attended by 15 museum professionals from 12 countries. Following on from this Roshan also took on the role of guest editor of the 2023 ITP Newsletter.

Roshan is also a member of the ITP Advisory Board.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 6 (2019) Connectivity in the 21st century: making collections accessible; Global Nepali Museum – a database of Nepali objects
ITP Newsletter Issue 10 (2023) Contemporary art in traditional Museum space