Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Sabyasachi Mukherjee is Director General of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), the principal museum of Mumbai, India. He is also Director of the Postgraduate (Diploma) Programme in Museology and Art Conservation at CSMVS Institute, University of Mumbai. Under Sabyasachi’s leadership the museum has undergone extensive modernisation, including the refurbishment of its main building and the establishment of a conservation centre, new galleries and educational initiatives. In recognition of these initiatives, UNESCO awarded the museum the 2010 Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation. Sabyasachi has organised numerous exhibitions and tours and overseen publications, conservation projects, exchange programmes and archive projects in partnership with museums worldwide. He received the Special Jury Mention Award 2016–17 from the Bombay Management Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards the preservation of Indian culture and enhancing the glory of the museum. Sabyasachi recently received the degree of Doctor ‘honoris causa’ from the University of Edinburgh for transformation of CSMVS to a vibrant, engaged, cultural catalyst in Mumbai.