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Vasundhra Sangwan

Culture Collective


Country: India

ITP Year: 2015


Vasundhra Sangwan is a partner in Culture Collective which aims to make collections accessible to the public through helping set up museums and designing effective programming to improve audience engagement.

Previously she managed outreach interfaces for the National Museum in New Delhi, which included coordination for programmes, the website, social media and other online forums. Vasundhra received training from Google to produce exhibits for the Google Art Project with the National Museum’s collections, and worked on the redevelopment of the National Museum’s website. Along with outreach, she was involved in the documentation of objects and participated in the setting up of the museum’s jewellery gallery. In 2015, the National Museum revamped its shop following a design that she proposed.

Vasundhra came to the arts sector from a business background, after pursuing a course in Contemporary Design at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London in 2012.

In 2016, after attending the ITP, Vasundhra was involved in two major projects at the National Museum in New Delhi. The first was the setting up of the Anubhav Gallery, which is India’s first public gallery for the visually impaired. The second was the opening of the Art Gateway at a metro station in central Delhi. This was the first time that the National Museum reached out to the public in this way, setting up a display corner with objects as well as using advertising space.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2015, Vasundhra was based in the Department of Asia. Her UK Partner placement was spent with Glasgow Museums.

In 2015 participants were asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition based on the physical space and concept of the Asahi Shimbun Displays in Room 3 at the British Museum. Vasundhra’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Cartier and the Maharajas: a unique fusion of East and West.

Legacy Projects
In November 2015 Vasundhra 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.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 3 (2016), Reasons for celebration: Opening of Anubhav: a tactile experience
ITP Newsletter Issue 3 (2016), Bulletin Board