Internships

Internships
MAP is always looking for talented candidates to bring a new and different perspective at work.

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.

The museum is always looking for talented candidates to bring a new and different perspective at work, and MAP’s internships are open to applicants of all nationalities. There are currently three kinds of internship opportunities at MAP for those interested in careers in art and museums – Experience, Research, and Curatorial. 

Experience Internships

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, these internships present candidates with the opportunity to gain professional experience and insight in the museum field.

Research Internships

These internships are available only to graduate students and recent graduates. Allowing candidates to further their own research interests, these internships provide access to MAP’s unique and exemplary collections to help with their projects and an opportunity to work with MAP’s curators, archivists and educators.

Curatorial Internships

Available only to students currently enrolled in a college or research institution, these internships allow candidates to work with MAP’s unique collections, and gain curatorial and archival experience through working closely with the Museum’s Exhibitions and Collections teams. The internship culminates in a curatorial proposal that may be executed as an exhibition back at their own universities, based on the agreement of all parties. As an initiative of the Museum of Art & Photography Foundation, an organisation established to foster cultural collaboration between the United States of America and India, two curatorial intern positions are reserved each year for students from universities in the USA.

For more information on eligibility and to apply, please click here.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.