Head of Collections
Madhura Wairkar is the Head of Collections at the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bangalore. A researcher, manager, and a curator, she is passionate about uncovering objects’ histories and making them accessible to the public. Madhura holds a bachelor’s degree in Heritage Management from Kishinchand Chellaram College, Mumbai, a master’s degree in Textile Conservation from the University of Southampton, UK, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Indian Aesthetics from Jnanapravaha, Mumbai. She has been trained at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the National Museums of Scotland, UK. Madhura was associated with the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, for several years, and was responsible for their collection and research. She has also been a visiting faculty in prominent architecture colleges in the city, as well as, consulted corporates on art-related research projects. Before joining the MAP team, Madhura managed the art collection and exhibitions at the Piramal Museum of Art, Mumbai.