About Us

The Museum

The Museum

Situated in the heart of Bengaluru, India, MAP’s building will include art galleries, an auditorium, an art and research library, an education centre, a specialised research and conservation facility, as well as a terrace cafe.

History of the Collection

History of the Collection

As one of India’s most prominent collectors, Abhishek Poddar has acquired an extensive collection of Indian art, photography and textiles over the past three decades, which forms the nucleus of MAP’s collection.

Our Mission

Our Mission

The Museum’s mission is to democratise art, making it an enjoyable and relevant experience for everyone.

MAP’s Brand Identity

MAP’s Brand Identity

MAP’s aim is to retrace and map relationships between artistic disciplines, breaking away from older schools of categorisation, striving towards newer narratives.

Culture and Values

Culture and Values

MAP’s mission is to take art and culture to the heart of the community, making it accessible to diverse audiences, and to create a museum-going culture that encourages people to experience art and heritage in new ways.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

MAP is governed and advised by members from a range of backgrounds and expertise. Meet the team members who are all enthusiastic about the museum’s vision of taking art to the heart of the community.

Governance

Governance

MAP is a not-for-profit institution that currently receives no governmental funding and is a unit and major project of the Art & Photography Foundation.

Conservation

Conservation

A state-of-the-art conservation lab occupies a significant place in the MAP’s five-storey building. While conserving our collection, we hope to also provide expertise to enrich the field of restoration in India.

Loans

Loans

The active loans programme at MAP enables the objects in the collection to be accessible to several cultural institutions around the world, and helps in building stronger networks within a global art community.

Join Us

Join Us

At MAP, we welcome creativity, excellence and different perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds. Join the organisation that is set to change the way museums are viewed in India!