Prof. (Dr.) Anupa Pande is currently Professor and Head of the Department of History of Art and Dean of the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi. She has twice been the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Institute. She has been engaged in research and teaching for almost thirty years in the University of Allahabad (1982 – 1995) and the National Museum Institute (1995 – continuing). She received the award of Baden – Württemberg Fellowship from South - Asia Institute, Heidelberg, Germany in 2003 (May – July 2003). She has published over forty research papers in reputed national and international journals and also seven books on various aspects of Indian Art, History, and Culture.
She has delivered lectures in museums and universities in India and abroad. She has coordinated five major international Seminars and Workshops, on Southeast Asia, two on Central Asia, on Canada, and on global Indigenous Art where delegates from across the world participated. She has coordinated National and International Exhibitions for e.g., ‘Sanaugavut: Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic’, which was collaboration between National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, the National Museum and the National Gallery of Canada. It was for the first time that the art of the indigenous people of Canada was exhibited in India.
She has also been keenly involved in the work of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage with UNESCO & ICCROM (Rome). She has also coordinated UNESCO Dossiers on Intangible Cultural Heritage prepared by the National Museum Institute and presided over a session of a UNESCO Workshop in Japan (2009).
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the renowned International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS).
She is a representative member (NMI) of prestigious international organizations such as the International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU) and Council of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) as well as member of prestigious national bodies such as Central Advisory Board of Archaeology (CABA), Archaeological Survey of India, to mention a few.