Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, MAP is situated in the heart of the city. It is located on Kasturba Road, within an easy walking-distance from Cubbon Park, MG Road and Vidhana Soudha metro stations. The five-storey building will include art galleries, an auditorium, an art and research library, an education centre, a specialised research and conservation facility, as well as a cafe.
At MAP, we believe that impacting and sensitising the next generation to the arts and heritage of the country is paramount: a cause that is already being championed through a variety of educational programmes as a part of the museum’s outreach. Furthermore, with a concentration on features such as specially designed technological tools, and a 360-degree approach to accessibility for people with disabilities, MAP will ensure a more holistic experience for visitors.
Designed by leading Indian architect, Soumitro Ghosh, the building will also feature a strong focus on accessibility to support visitors with special needs and disabilities. Known particularly for his transformation of the Bangalore Central Jail into Freedom Park, Ghosh has been involved in the designing process of several landmark institutions in the city, such as the Max Mueller Bhavan of Goethe Institut and the Bethel Baptist Church.
The designing and execution was carried out under the close guidance of the MAP Architectural Committee, led by Rahul Mehrotra of RMA Architects, and with Mahrukh Tarapore and the late Martand Singh as its core members.