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Shubha Banerji

President House Museum

Education Officer

Country: India

ITP Year: 2014


Shubha started working as the Education Officer for Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum (President House Museum) President Secretariat in January 2017. She looks after the educational activities in the museum and also is responsible for collection management, documentation and various administrative responsibilities.

She is currently developing many educational projects in the museum and working on projects to make the museum more inclusive for disabled and elderly visitors.

When Shubha came on the ITP in 2014 she was an Assistant Curator at the National Museum, New Dehli, working on Pre Columbian and Western Art. In this role Shubha completed the digitization of the National Museum Pre Columbian collection under the Jatan digitization project, initiated by Ministry of Culture, India. She also catalogued a substantial amount of the pre Columbian collection of National Museum and submitted the layout plan, text and labels for the new gallery. Since then Shubha has taken on other roles including the position of guest faculty of Museology in School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. She also joined Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts as Project Coordinator of a project archiving documents and collections.

Shubha is currently pursuing a PhD on the topic Cultural Resource Management of North Karanpura Valley, Jharkhand: An ecomuseological perspective. Shubha’s main concern is protecting and promoting the cultural heritage of Karanpura valley through museological mediation, and has presented and published many papers relating to this topic.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2014, Shubha was based in the Asia Department and her partner placement was spent at Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Museum.

In 2014 participants were asked to prepare a project outlining an exhibition proposal based on the Asahi Shimbun Displays – a temporary exhibition in Room 3 at the British Museum.  Shubha’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Shell Bangles of Bengali: Shanka, Symbol and Society.

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

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

In October 2016 Shubha was selected to attend the conference and workshop Learning, Engagement and Museums, hosted by Armenian ITP Fellows (Hayk Mkrtchyan, Davit Poghosyan and Marine Mkrtchyan), Ronan Brindley from UK partner Manchester Art Gallery and the ITP. The conference and workshop was help over four days Yerevan Armenia and was attended by 19 Armenian museum educators from 18 institutions, UK partner museum educators from Glasgow Museums, Manchester Art Gallery and The Collection and ITP fellow museum educators from Egypt, India, Lebanon and Turkey. Shubha presented a case study and took part in a working group.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 3 (2016), Collections in focus: A celebration of death
ITP Newsletter Issue 7 (2020) Engaging with teachers and students: Museum-school partnerships in India