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Sujata Parsai

Director - Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum
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Sujata Parsai has taken charge as the new Director of the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad, from July 2020.

Sujata Parsai is a museum professional, an art historian-turned-educator with a passion for connecting India's cultural and artistic heritage to it's audience.

Her varied and well-rounded experience ranges from documenting museum collections and implementing preventive conservation measures as per international standards, to making Gallery displays interesting to viewers and conceptualizing art exhibitions as event management.

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Sunanda V. Sudhakar

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Sunanda has a MA specializing in Indian Painting, from the Department of Art History and Aesthetics, M.S. University of Baroda.

She joined the LD Museum in 2014 as Museum Keeper, and currently is Senior Museum Keeper for the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum.

She worked closely with the research team in compiling and editing Museum Publication Catalogue of more than 500 Indian line drawings from the collection. Presently working as lead on the curatorial team, she is working towards streamlining collections management process, revamping of the gallery displays, and overseeing preventive conservation measures while continuously giving inputs on new website planning.

Priyanka Kundu

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Priyanka Kundu did her BFA (Bachelor in Fine Arts) in History of Art from Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Shantiniketan and her MVA (Master of Visual Arts) in Art History and Aesthetics from Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda with specialization in Indian Architecture. Priyanka is the Charles Wallace India Trust and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Fellow in International Training Programme (ITP), 2022 at the British Museum, London.

Priyanka joined the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum (Ahmedabad) as an intern in 2018, for the cataloging project of their N C Mehta collection of Indian miniature paintings. Presently employed as a Museum Keeper at the L D Museum, she is in charge of Museum Education and Outreach. She endeavors to make ‘Art’ accessible and relevant by designing audience-focused programmes as well as leading the team responsible for developing promotional strategies for museum events. Her work also involves contributing in social media management.

Smt. Namrata Vyas

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Namrata completed her M. Com from Gujarat University, and has been with the museum in the capacity of Accountant since 2009.

Namrata is not only in charge of all the accounts of the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, but also works quietly like a behind-the-scene HR manager, ensuring wellbeing and comfort of all the staff. Nothing escapes her sharp eye for detail, which is a great asset.