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 Prof. (Dr.) Anupa Pande

Director / Pro-VC & Head of the Department

Phone: +91 (0) 120 2975611


Prof. (Dr.) Anupa Pande is currently the Professor and Head of the Department of History of Art and Director and Pro Vice Chancellor of the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMI), New Delhi. She is an acclaimed Art Historian and Indologist nationally and internationally. She has been engaged in research and teaching for nearly 40 years. She received the award of Baden – Wurtemburg Fellowship from South - Asia Institute, Heidelberg, Germany in 2003.  She was awarded the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Fellowship for Faculty Enrichment Program in the year 2011-12. She has published nearly fifty research papers in reputed national and international journals and sixteen books authored and edited by her on various aspects of Indian Art, World Art History and Culture. She is well versed in Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali. She also has knowledge of German and Chinese. She is well versed in both Indian visual arts and performing arts. She has been trained in Indian classical music and has also been ‘All India Radio Artist (Vocal light Music)’ from 1988 to 1992. She has delivered several lectures and attended seminars and conferences in India and abroad.

She has contributed to Indian and World History, Art and Culture by organizing National and International exhibitions, seminars, conferences, workshops, lectures, projects and publications.  An expert of Indian and Asian Art, she coordinated major international seminars on South, South East Asia and Central Asia which resulted in scholarly publications with contributions from across the world. She worked on International projects with Seoul National University, Korea, with Al Farabi Kazhak National University, Kazakhstan and with Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculptures Vietnam. All the projects resulted in publications. She coordinated a major international exhibition and seminar with the National Gallery of Canada and National Museum of India on the Inuit Art of Canada and the catalogue has been published. She collaborated international exhibitions and seminars with Netherlands, Spain and Iran. She coordinated major international workshops with Germany and Poland. She has done International Capacity Building programs for Indian Art with UCLA and other universities of USA for 9 years and also with China, Thailand and Nepal. She has also coordinated with India’s Ministry of External Affairs to conduct short international courses on Indian Art for foreign scholars and students of more than 10 countries. In 2018, she organized an International colloquium with Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA) World Art History Congress, in which 26 countries had participated. The Proceedings of the CIHA seminar has been published in 2021.

She organised national workshops, conferences and seminars all over India, such as, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telingana, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala etc. She has organized an international seminar in Leh, Ladakh. She has organized Village Outreach Art Educational workshops for school children in Ramgadh and Kausani, Uttarakhand. She has also been the chairperson for Raj Bhasha (National Language) for 3 years and collaborated a Raj Bhasha workshop in Andaman Island. She has successfully coordinated and organised the Art Appreciation short term courses for the public in Hindi and English for the past 14 years.

She has been the vice president of the renowned International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS). She is a member of Council of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI). She has been representative member of prestigious international organizations such as the International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU) and has been member of prestigious national bodies such as Central Advisory Board of Archaeology (CABA), Archaeological Survey of India, to mention a few. She has been member of Board of Studies of Indian Institute of Archeology, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Banaras Hindu University and is currently a member Board of Studies of Banasthali Vidyapith University. She has been member of the Academic Committee of Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She is the first Indian to be elected as a Member of the Board of Directors of Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art (CIHA) which is the World Art History Organization.

 Dr. Savita Kumari

Associate Professor

Phone: +91 (0) 11 2306 2990, +91 (0) 120 2975619


Dr Savita Kumari is currently the Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art at the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi. She has been engaged in research and teaching since 2006. She has co-coordinated several national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, capacity building programmes, exhibitions and field visits. At present, she is engaged in the ‘Art History Enrichment Programme for State School Teachers and Students.’ She also worked as one of the core members in a collaborative project ‘Cham Sculptures from Vietnam and its Interface with the Indian Art,’ where she published a research catalogue of 50 sculptures from the collection of Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Vietnam. She has also worked as Assistant Curator in the National Gallery of Modern Art and was also involved with the Narivada project of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Art (IGNCA).

She has been awarded prestigious national and international fellowships for her doctoral research work from Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), Charles Wallace India Trust Grants for Research and Visit (CWIT), UK Travel Award, Nehru Trust for Indian Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum (NTICVA).  In 2015, she received CAA Getty International Travel Grant to participate in the College Art Association’s 103th Annual Conference in New York. She was awarded Getty Travel Grant for attending, CIMAM's 2014 Annual Conference in Doha, Qatar on "Museums in Progress: Public interest, private resources." Her area of specialization lies the Art of South and Southeast Asia. She has authored books and several research papers in addition to her contribution to journals and exhibition catalogues.

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