Governance

Governance
Devi Pistol Wali, 1990, Arpita Singh

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.

The land for the Museum was purchased through a donation by the Poddar Family, and the building is being funded by a select group of committed philanthropists and private patrons. MAP is governed by its Board of Directors and advised by its International Advisory Committee. MAP’s Board of Directors elect the MAP Executive Committee members to whom they delegate the management of the museum. While many of the Museum’s programs will be free to the public, any revenues collected through retail or ticketing for entrance fees, special exhibitions, and certain events will be reinvested back to underwrite the Museum’s activities.

The Art & Photography Foundation

The Art & Photography Foundation was established as a Public Charitable Trust in Bangalore in 2011 with registration under section 12AA. It is the legal entity under which MAP is owned and administered. MAP’s budget and donations are also managed by the Foundation. In 2016 the Trust was awarded registration under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (2010), under Section 11(1) by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. The Trustees of the Art & Photography Foundation govern the Foundation and hold the assets, including the land, building, collections and an endowment fund of the Museum of Art & Photography in its trust. Similarly, donations of art to the Museum are entrusted to the Foundation and held under the care of its trustees.

The Foundation is supported by private patrons, corporate sponsors, grant-giving organisations and The Museum of Art & Photography Foundation, Inc., an independent affiliate of the Foundation in the United States. The Foundation’s accounts are managed by a chartered accountant and audited by Deloitte, and annual audited financial reports are published by MAP.

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.

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.

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.