Curious Collections

2024-04-25 17:06:40

Adira  Thekkuveettil, Shibu Narayan

Curious Collections


November 9, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Mazumdar-Shaw auditorium
22, Kasturba Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar , Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560001
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Portrait of Raghav Kaneria, Jyoti Bhatt, 1974/1975,  Baroda (also Vadodara), Gujarat, India, Digital image, DC.00240.

Are you curious about digital collections? Wondered why museums should digitise their works and how to use them? Join us for a conversation between the Head of Collections at MAP, Shibu Narayan and Digital Artist in Residence, Adira Thekkuveettil; where they explore how Cumulus was created as a digital archive and active repository of art in the Museum’s exhibitions, and how Thekkuveettil created her digital project Nimbus, in response to Cumulus. 

Cumulus is a free and accessible online resource with over 18,000 objects in MAP’s collection, while Nimbus is a digital project created as a series of reflections using ideas of “suggestions” and “edits” as tools of engagement with the MAP collection.

This programme is organised as part of a joint digital residency with the Horniman Museum and Gardens (UK), produced by Zelda Cheatle. As MAP’s digital Artist in Residence, Adira Thekkuveettil was selected to respond and work with Cumulus. Learn more about the residency here.


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Adira Thekkuveettil

Digital Artist in Residence, Museum of Art & Photography

Adira Thekkuveettil is an artist, whose work investigates photography’s entanglements with contemporary socio-political consciousness, especially in an urban context. She draws from family histories, archives and her own practice as a photographer to explore the lines that seemingly separate fact from fiction. Adira was a finalist for the Serendipity-Arles Grant in Lens Based Practices in 2021. Currently, she is the Course Director of Aesthetics, Criticism and Theory at Jnanapravaha Mumbai. She lives between Bangalore and Trivandrum.

Shibu Narayan

Head of Collections, Museum of Art & Photography

Shibu Narayan is the Head of Collections at MAP. An experienced leader in Cultural Heritage Management, during his twenty five years in this field, he managed the documentation of cultural heritage that spans ten centuries. Though he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Kerala University, his first job was in Cultural and Heritage Management with the Government of Kerala. This serendipitous career path ignited his passion for the arts, inspiring him to pursue a Master of Arts in History, as well as an MPhil in History from Annamalai University. A life long learner, Shibu has diligently worked on expanding his knowledge by gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Archival Studies from the Cochin University of Science and Technology; training at the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi; and attending a plethora of workshops that have contributed vastly to his professional development.

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