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South Asia Without Borders Seminar

S. Mukherjee, Director General & Secretary, Board of Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Mr. Mukherjee’s presentation will include an overview of issues concerning museums in South Asia, and he will also discuss his experience transforming his museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, into a civic node for all types of civic events and discussions.

Mr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee is Director General of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India) and Director of the Postgraduate (Diploma) Program in Museology and Art Conservation at the CSMVS Institute, University of Mumbai.  Under his leadership from 2007, CSMVS has undergone extensive modernization, including refurbishment of the museum’s main building and the establishment of a conservation center, new galleries and digital and educational initiatives.  Mr. Mukherjee has organized numerous art exhibitions and has overseen publications, conservation projects, exchange programs and archive projects in partnership with museums worldwide.  A frequent lecturer and active member of many professional committees, Mr. Mukherjee has been a fellow of the Nehru Trust and the Salzburg Global Seminar.  He holds an MA in Museology and an MA in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from Maharaja Sayajirao University.