Loans

Loans
MAP’s artworks on loan to the MET Breur, New York for Mrinalini Mukherjee’s exhibition, 2019

MAP believes in making its collection widely available to institutions all over the world. 

The active loans programme is open to both regional and international institutions, making the artworks in MAP’s collection accessible to larger audiences. With the loans programme, MAP aims to raise the profile of Indian art globally, and to build and strengthen relationships with cultural institutions across the globe. The museum welcomes requests to loan objects from its collection as a way of contributing to greater awareness and knowledge of Indian visual arts. 

Building Global Partnerships

In the past, works of art from the MAP collection have been included in exhibitions at The Met (New York), the Tate Modern (London, UK), the Indian Heritage Centre (Singapore), the Bahrain Museum (Manama, Bahrain) and the Smith College Museum of Art (Massachusetts, USA).  The Museum has also loaned its artworks within the country to the National Gallery of Modern Art (Bangalore & New Delhi), the Piramal Museum of Art (Mumbai) and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (New Delhi).

If you would like to borrow an artwork from the MAP collection, we suggest first looking at our online database as a useful resource in preliminary research. MAP also recommends an informal conversation with our collection specialists to discuss the artwork selection and the practicalities of borrowing. In order to submit a loan request, please write to us at hello@map-india.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.