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Vishi Upadhyay

Bihar Museum

Curatorial Assistant

Country: India


As Curatorial Associate at Bihar Museum, Vishi is engaged with the collection unit. Her day-to-day tasks include cataloguing and documenting objects from the collection and organising exhibitions and workshops. She also contributes to policy making in collection management, educational programmes, museum branding and sometimes she gives museum tours to VIP guests.

While Vishi’s research interest lies in numismatics she has published several papers on different aspects of archaeology not only limited to her specialisation. Currently she is writing a book on coins from the Kalachuri period and working on the documentation of a collection of 25,000 coins which are soon to be transferred from the old Patna Museum to Bihar Museum.

Vishi received a project from the Police Museum in Patna, Bihar, to fabricate their permanent galleries.

Vishi has been working on a workshop entitled Vernacular Architecture and sustainability, which will be held in Ladakh, India, in June 2021. This is a collaborative programme of two NGOs, Dharohar, Chhattisgarh and Himalyan Institute of Archaeology and Allied Sciences, Ladakh. 50 Participants and experts will be the part of this workshop.

At the British Museum

During her time on the International Training Programme in 2019, Vishi was based in the Department of Asia, and spent her partner placement at Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery.

Vishi worked with Jacob Nii Marley (Ghana) on her Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled Lion’s Journey

Vishi’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the British Museum Trust, Charles Wallace India Trust and the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 8 (2021) Digitisation in Indian museums
ITP Newsletter 9 (2022) Spotlight on…Bihar Museum