About Us

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conservation

Conservation

A state-of-the-art conservation lab, set up with the support of Tata Trusts in 2019, 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.

Become a Member

Become a Member

MAP memberships give you access to the full museum experience at home! Explore all online exhibitions, events, workshops for children and adults, and more.

Internships

Internships

MAP’s internship programmes provide the opportunity to learn about the operations of a nonprofit art institution, and offer experiences in working with rare and diverse artworks.

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.

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!