Conservation

Conservation
MAP’s state-of-the-art conservation lab is run by a team of three specialists.

Conservation of artworks is one of MAP’s key objectives, given the increasing loss of significant tangible heritage in the country. 

A state-of-the-art conservation lab, set up with the support of Tata Trusts in 2019, occupies a significant place in the museum’s five-storey building. Through our restoration facilities, we hope to conserve and protect the current collection. At the same time, we hope to provide expertise and skills that will contribute to the field of restoration in India. 

Preserving India’s Heritage

Over the centuries, south India’s climate, among other factors, has adversely affected several artworks from our collection. Home to a growing collection of 18,000 artworks, MAP acknowledges its responsibility to serve as one of the guardians of India’s great heritage. Currently, MAP’s conservation lab is run by a team of three specialists. In addition to the conservation of the collection, the team will also establish a preventative programme to maintain the collection for future generations. 

MAP’s conservation specialists regularly participate in international training programmes and engage with conservators all around the world to remain updated on the latest discoveries and techniques in the field. MAP hopes to establish one of the largest conservation labs in India, through which the museum will also offer conservation services and consultancy to other institutions in the country, actively preserving India’s cultural heritage in every region.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.