Join Us

Join Us
MAP is committed to building a new museum of international standards in south India.

MAP is committed to building and sustaining a new museum of international standards in south India. 

The museum’s mission is to exhibit, interpret and preserve a growing collection of art and cultural artefacts, motivated by a belief that museums can play a positive role in society. Our current team is full of smart, talented and interesting people who love the arts. It is not unusual to find us pouring over a recent acquisition and admiring its qualities. At the same time, it is also not unusual to find us celebrating museum milestones or birthdays over cake, chai and coffee!

We look beyond CVs for people with skill sets that align with our mission. We like people who outperform themselves year-on-year, deliver high-quality projects to deadlines and work seamlessly across levels and teams. Our recruiting process is transparent and open, and we are an equal opportunities employer. 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!

Interns (South Asian Textiles)

MAP is looking for interns to join its team as part of a major project that involves digitising a large and diverse collection of South Asian textiles. The collaborative project will involve renowned textile scholars and institutions in India and abroad and will offer candidates the opportunity to gain insight into the workings of a museum. The intern will directly experience how (textile) collections are documented and digitised while also allowing them to engage with histories, techniques and materials.

Contract: 3-6 months
Remuneration: Stipend Rs. 15,000 per month
Location: On-site, Bengaluru
Role type: Full-time
Application deadline: 28 March, 2021. Apply here.
Role commencement: 5 April, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

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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.

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.

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.

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.