Our Founding Donors & Case Studies

We wish to thank MAP’s donors, grant makers and corporate organisations. They enable MAP to strive for excellence.

MAP creates unique partnerships with all its donors. Some of these result in pioneering projects that would not have otherwise taken place. We would like to highlight four partnerships as case studies and examples of successful collaborations.

The full list of Founding Patrons, Founding Circle, Art Donors and In-Kind Donors is available below.

MAP's interiors featuring installations by Arik Levy

Our Founding Donors

We are truly grateful for the generosity of those who have shown their faith in MAP so far. Their contributions are fundamental for the museum, and we would not be able to continue on this journey without them. The Founding family has contributed a Leadership Gift of INR 50 Crores, in addition to a donation of 7,000 artworks.

Founding Patrons
  • Axis Bank Limited
  • Citi
  • H.T. Media Limited
  • H.T. Parekh Foundation (HDFC Ltd)
  • Harish & Bina Shah Foundation
  • Infosys Foundation
  • Jindal Stainless
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
  • Manipal Foundation
  • Mphasis F1 Foundation
  • Puneet & Avantika Dalmia
  • Quess Corp Ltd
  • Rural India Supporting Trust
  • Sanjay & Suniti Subhedar
  • Sasken Technologies
  • Sohni & Dipak Tanna
  • Sunil Munjal
  • Tata Trusts
  • Torrent Group via UNM Foundation
  • Wipro Foundation
Founding Circle
  • Alufit International Pvt. Ltd.
  • Anmol S. & Surjit K. Mahal
  • Anthem BioSciences Pvt Ltd
  • Aprameya Radhakrishna
  • Arjun & Anu Aggarwal
  • Arjun Kalyanpur & Sunita Maheshwari
  • Asheem & Aarti Chandna
  • Ashok & Pooja Reddy
  • Bank of America
  • Barbara Levy Kipper
  • Centum Electronics Limited
  • Dempo Group of Companies
  • Dr V. L. Dutt & Dr V. L. Indira Dutt
  • FedEx
  • Ford Foundation
  • Gaurav & Priyanjili Goel
  • Geeta Premnath Khandelwal
  • Harsh Neotia
  • In memory of BM Mitra and S Guha
  • In memory of Kavita & Satish Sanghi
  • In memory of KP Poddar
  • In memory of Rajani Dandekar
  • JK Paper Limited
  • Jayshree & US Bhartia
  • Karen Knorr
  • Keshav & Shamini Murugesh
  • Kirloskar Electric Co. Ltd.
  • Kusum & Mohandas Pai
  • Mariam Ram
  • Mindtree
  • Namrata & Priyakant Amin
  • Nina Shyam Kothari
  • Panasonic
  • Prabha & Anita Sinha
  • Prashanth & Amitha Prakash
  • Premilla & Jagat Baid
  • Priya & Sethu Vaidyanathan
  • Radhika Bansal & Ajit Mohan
  • Rachel & Jaideep Khanna
  • Rahul & Lavina Baldota
  • Redington India Limited
  • Roopa & G V Ravishankar
  • Samit Ghosh
  • Sandhya & Ananth Narayanan
  • Sangeeta & Mahendran Balachandran
  • Saranya Gogineni
  • Sarvat & Atul Aggarwal
  • Senapathy Gopalakrishnan
  • Som & Vidhu Mittal
  • Sonata Software
  • State Street Foundation
  • Susan Whitehead
  • Sujeet Kumar
  • Sumir Chadha
  • Swati & Vikram Singhania
  • Tariq Ansari
  • Vani Kola
  • Varun Aditya Thapar
  • VT & Sree Bharadwaj
  • Yogen Dalal
In-Kind Patrons

The following companies and individuals have gifted substantially to MAP in the form of artworks, or materials and services towards the construction and interiors of the museum, including specialist equipment.

  • Accenture
  • Djena Sunavala
  • Euclidean Holographies
  • Featherlite Office Furniture
  • Microsoft
  • OpEzee
  • Ravi Machani
  • Somany Ceramics
Gifts of Art

The following individuals have all contributed to the MAP collection by gifting artworks.

  • Abha Dalmia
  • Adrian Wilson
  • Anjali Mahindra
  • Anju Poddar
  • Anmol S. & Surjit K.Mahal
  • Aparajita Alok Jain
  • Barbara Levy Kipper
  • Deepak Puri
  • Gautam Hemmady
  • Harsha & Srilatha Reddy
  • Jyoti Bhatt
  • Karen Knorr
  • Kenneth and Joyce Robbins
  • Michael Abbott
  • Richa & Jamshed Chinoy
  • Roopa & G V Ravishankar
  • Suresh Punjabi/Studio Suhag
  • The Family of TS Satyan
  • The Family of Jaithirth Rao
  • The JP Singhal Collection
  • The Travellers Collection
  • Uma Rao
  • Umah Agarwal
  • Usha Rajgarhia
  • Waswo X Waswo

Case Studies

Mphasis F1 Foundation: Accessibility Partner

According to the World Health Organisation, nearly 15% of the world’s population has a form of disability. People with disabilities are among the most marginalised groups in the world.

Mphasis and MAP joined forces in creating the most accessible museum in the country, to date. MAP is taking a 360-degree approach to accessibility from the outset. This includes the physical space, online programmes and exhibitions, the website, education activities, HR procedures and technology.

A full-time, dedicated Inclusion Manager handles all access related matters at MAP.

ISL Interpretation and subtitles for Art is Life 2020 festival video.

Tata Trusts Art Conservation Lab

India is losing tangible heritage every year. Lack of trained workforce, proper equipment and sensitisation are the main causes of this problem.

As one of MAP’s Founding Patrons, Tata Trusts enabled MAP to create a Conservation Lab, fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and managed by a team of specialised conservators-restorers.

Along with preserving MAP’s collection, the team also participates in an ongoing, countrywide training programme and offers free collection assessments to private and public collectors in south India.

Conservation team at MAP

Wellcome Trust: Mindscapes

Mindscapes is a cultural exploration of social, emotional and mental wellbeing in Bengaluru, Berlin, New York and Tokyo.

Other partner organisations include Gropius Bau, Kader Attia, the Brooklyn Museum and Guadalupe Maravilla.

As part of Mindscapes, MAP and Wellcome Trust have organised an artist-residency with Indu Antony that will result in an exhibition (potentially off site to connect with local communities), events and other public programmes.

Launch of Namma Katte (Our Space) at Lingarajpuram

FedEx: Museums Without Borders

FedEx has come on board to sponsor 13 episodes of the newly launched series Museums Without Borders.

Linking collections around the world, Museums Without Borders is a unique digital collaboration between MAP and institutions in India and across the world.

In support of this first-of-its-kind collaborative initiative, Raj Subramaniam, President and COO, FedEx Corporation, remarked, “FedEx is proud to support digitally accessible art. With many art museums currently unable to accept visitors, this project is a fantastic example of how museums around the world can collaborate to make art available and accessible to many.”

Museum Without Borders

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