Tanishka Kachru

Tanishka Kachru earned a masters degree in History of Design and the Decorative Arts from Parsons School of Design, New York and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Mumbai University. She is a faculty in Exhibition design from 2007 and before that was an assistant curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She takes courses in History & Theory of Design, Design for Museums, and Design for Public Spaces.

Tanishka was co-convenor, alongwith Dr. Suchitra Balasubhramanyam, of Design History Society 2013 Annual Conference that took place in NID, Ahmedabad in September 2013. Her recent publications include "The Staging of Indian National Identity through Exhibitions: 1850 to 1947" in Penny Sparke and Fiona Fisher, eds. The Routledge Companion to Design Studies (2016), and an upcoming article "Exhibition Design in India" in Encyclopedia of Asian Design | Volume 2: South / South East Asia, Bloomsbury (expected 2017).

Tanishka’s projects include A research report for developing an integrated heritage-based development plan for Taj Ganj, Agra for the Directorate of Tourism, UP in 2010; A proposal for design of a Community Museum in Banaskantha, Gujarat for the non-profit organisation, SEWA in 2012; training program Transformation in Museums for National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) in 2013; Design and implementation of a Museum on the life of Swami Vivekananda for Ramakrishna Mission at Khetri, Rajasthan, ongoing; Design and implementation for Lalbaug Museum in Ahmedabad, ongoing.

tanishka[at]nid [dot]edu

Responsibilities

  • Coordinator, Exhibition Design
  • Activity Vice-Chairperson, KMC (Resource Centre)