UK Visiting Fellowship

Ms. Joyee Roy (Ghosh)

Works of the British Artists in India and U.K. in the period from 18th to 19th centuries on India - a comparative study on styles, techniques and themes etc.

The ‘U.K. Visiting Fellowship 2013-14 awarded by the Nehru Trust for the Indian collections of V&A Museum, U.K.  helped me to enhance my knowledge on British Art and British artists of 18th & 19th centuries who worked mainly on Indian subjects. Through my project I tried to pursue a comparative study between the British artists of 18th-19th centuries, who came to India and depicted and documented the subcontinent truthfully and those who never came to India but depicted India on the basis of primary and secondary resources, i.e.

Dr Chithra K. S.

"Hinduism" and the question of "Hindu art " in the 19th century  - a study of the devotional objects and artefacts in the Victoria and Albert Museum and other museums in the UK

Dr Raj Kumar Patel

An integrated study of sculptures and other art objects associated with the Jain religion in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum.

Dr Ambika Bipin Patel

Alternate Ways of Learning: A Study of Museum Educational Programs of UK Museums for School Children

The award was received by me when I was working as Curator-Assistant Professor at Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. It was an excellent exposure to me to interact with museum professionals in UK especially museum educators at V&A, British Museum, Museum of London, Kensington Palace, Horniman, Courtlaud, Museum of Childhood, North Hancock Museum, Durham University museum, Discovery Museum, Beamish Museum etc. so as to enrich my practical knowledge on museum education and extension.

Ms. Suvarna Ashok Jain

A study of the history of Mangi Tungi - Jain rock cut cave temples in Satana Taluka, Nasik Dist, Madhya Pradesh - and the surrounding region.

Madhu Rani K. P.

Participation in the Buddhist Art Forum at the Courtauld and undertaking a brief internship at the Natural History Museum to study the conservation of Palm leaf manuscripts.


Vishakha Kawathekar

Work with Professor Adam Hardy at the University of Wales in Cardiff on the continuing theoretical re-construction of the temples at Ashapuri, Madhya Pradesh.

Shailka Mishra

Art Activity in the Amber-Jaipur region through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries

The above mentioned project is in conjunction with my ongoing PhD thesis. The award given to me in 2012, was timely while I was collecting sources for my thesis. It has been of immense help in expanding and enriching my primary and secondary material. I was able to examine major collections of Indian paintings at various museums in UK. I had access to many publications on Indian art (especially sale catalogues) which are not easily available in India.

Syed Parvez Kabir

Crafting Tales

To study how the discourse of craftsmanship was woven around 19th century Indian Crafts through writing cataloguing and display in the Victoria & Albert Museum

Smriti Haricharan

Portable Antiquities Scheme

To research the system and procedures of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS)