Kamini Sawhney

Director, MAP

Kamini Sawhney is the director of the Museum of Art and Photography. Before this, she headed the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, the modern and contemporary wing of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum). In addition to her role as curator, Kamini played an active part in initiating collaborations and programming at the Museum. She was the Chief Project Coordinator for the landmark exhibition India and The World: A History in Nine Stories, presented in 2017-18 by the CSMVS in collaboration with the British Museum and the National Museum, New Delhi. Since 2011, she has helped bring to the public realm a series of exhibitions structured around the collection including a special focus on women artists – Voicing a Presence. She was awarded the first Brook Fellowship at the Tate Modern in 2014. She has also been a journalist and television anchor with NDTV where she was bureau chief, Mumbai covering political and cultural events.