This episode of MAP’s series Director’s Cut features Jorrit Britschgi,...
Jorrit Britschgi in Conversation with Kamini Sawhney:
This episode of MAP’s series Director’s Cut features Jorrit Britschgi, Executive Director of the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, in conversation with the Director of MAP, Kamini Sawhney.
The Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to connecting visitors with the ideas, cultures, and art of the Himalayan regions. Britschgi, the Swiss art historian, has led the institution since 2017 and oversaw the revisioning that set the Museum on a more sustainable path and created dynamic and relevant experiences for the public.
The Director’s Cut series offers a glimpse into how the institution of the museum is being reimagined and reinvented today and presents a unique opportunity to hear from reputed practitioners in museums around the world as they reflect on their institutional experiences, behind-the-scenes challenges, unique initiatives, and more.
Jorrit BritschgiExecutive Director, Rubin Museum of Art
Jorrit Britschgi is the Executive Director of the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, dedicated to connecting visitors with the art and ideas of the Himalayan region. He is a historian of Asian art and an experienced museum professional, striving to expand public awareness and appreciation of Asian art and culture. Previously, he served as Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Rubin Museum, Head of Exhibition at the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, and Curator of Indian Painting at the Museum Rietberg. An alumnus of the Getty Leadership Institute, he has organized numerous exhibitions and publications and is managing publisher of Artibus Asiae, a leading journal of Asian Art and Archaeology.
Kamini SawhneyDirector, Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), Bangalore
Kamini Sawhney is the first Director of the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bangalore. She has brought together a young, inspired team that is focused on creating a new museum experience for audiences in India.
In her earlier role, Kamini was the head of the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation. Bringing institutions together in collaborative projects has been one of her special skills enabling audiences in India the opportunity to enjoy several exhibitions in collaboration with Tate, London, Foam, Amsterdam, the Duke University, Durham, the KNMA, New Delhi, and more. Sawhney was selected as one of the first candidates for the Brooks fellowship at Tate Modern, London in 2014 in collaboration with the Delfina Foundation.
In a previous avatar as journalist and television anchor, Kamini was the Bureau Chief of NDTV, Mumbai, one of India’s leading news channels where she reported on a whole range of events, both political and cultural.