Museum of Art & Photography
ITP Year: 2023
Rucha is a member of the Collections department the Museum of Art and Photography in Bangalore, India. As a senior archivist, Rucha’s job involves the creation, upkeep, and growth of the collections database as well as collection maintenance. Her other duties include inventory, cataloguing, maintaining research collections, and assisting other departments with access to the collection.
Rucha has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Fine Arts, Bangalore, India, and a master’s degree in Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India. She is very interested by the context in which artworks are produced, as well as social history and the philosophy of art.
At the British Museum
During Rucha’s time on the International Training Programme she was based in the Asia Department and her UK partner placement was spent at Manchester Museum, Manchester Art Gallery and Whitworth Art Gallery.
As an ongoing project throughout the six-week programme, fellows were asked to use their existing skills and experience, and the knowledge gained throughout the annual programme, to create, develop, and propose a new interpretation for an object currently on display in the British Museum. Working in her departmental group, Rucha used their object, a Bencharong bowl, to explore the history of the object through cross cultural exchange.
Rucha’s participation on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Simon Digby Memorial Charity.