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Nilanjan Banerjee

Rabindra Bhavana Institute of Tagore Studies and Research

Special Officer

Country: India

ITP Year: 2009


Nilanjan is currently serving as Special Officer at the Rabindra-Bhavana Museum and Archives.

He has written and edited several books democratizing cultural documents, and published essays and features in the largest circulated Bengali daily on cultural heritage subjects. In addition to this, Nilanjan has also worked as an independent curator and on several documentary films, including as director on a short film featuring the Indian Museum, Kolkata.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2009, Nilanjan was based in the Department of Asia and his partner placement was spent at Birmingham Museums Trust.

In 2009 an element of the programme was a morning of presentations, in which groups of participants presented a 10-minute illustrated talk, prompted by the task to consider a new display of the fellows’ cultures at the British Museum. Nilanjan’s exhibition proposal was entitled The Voice of the Rickshaw.

Nilanjan’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Charles Wallace India Trust.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Nilanjan attended the ITP Mumbai Workshop Creating Museums of World Stories. The workshop was held at CSMVS Mumbai, India and was attended by many ITP fellows from different years and countries, UK partners and British Museum colleagues.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 1 (2013), Global perspectives: ‘What do visitors expect from museums today?’