Pathak, Anamika

Pathak, Anamika

Pathak, Anamika

Anamika Pathak is a Former Curator at the Decorative Arts and Textiles department of National Museum, New Delhi.

She is a Masters in Buddhist Studies and Ancient Indian History and Culture and Ph.D. in Mughal Costumes, Museum Management Course from Art Institute Chicago.

More than three decades of curatorial career at National Museum, curated three permanent galleries {Indian Textile (1996), Wood Carving (2012) Decorative Arts, (2013)} and several temporary exhibitions, the last one was on ‘Baluchar: The Woven Narrative Silks of Bengal’ (Feb-2019).

Closely associated with several academic and cultural institutes in teaching and guiding Graduates and Masters level students on musological aspects, Textiles, decorative arts. The few important ones are ‘Indian art history at National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology’; ‘Archaeological Survey of India’; ‘Lady Erwin College’, Delhi University; ‘NIFT-Delhi’, ‘Dayal Bagh University’, Agra; ‘Indian Institute of Crafts and Design’, Jaipur etc. Actively examiner for Master’s and Ph.D thesis at various Universities.Presented research papers in several national and international seminars. The few are; ‘Sacred Textiles-its tradition and variations’, held at India Heritage Centre, Singapore in March 2018; ‘Woven Words: Its Styles and Variations in Traditional Indian Textiles’ held at National Museum in Feb 2019 and on ‘Himroo: The Prized Museum Pieces’ at India International Centre, New Delhi in Nov-2019.

More than fifty research articles have been published in National and International research journals like; Marg (Mumbai), Arts of Asia (Hongkong), Annals of the Naprstek Museum, (Prague), Bulletin of National Museum, Puratan, Purattava, Indian Journal of History of Science, New Delhi, etc. Contributed the catalogue entries of textiles and decorative arts objects in eight International exhibition catalogues, the last was ‘Fabric Arts of India’ (2015).

Books to her credit are ‘Pashmina’(2003); ‘Indian Costumes’ (2006) by Roli Publications.  The few, published by the National Museum, New Delhi are; ‘Arts of Calligraphy and Beyond’ (2015); ‘Ram-Hanuman few selected episodes’ in Hindi (for Children) (2016), and ‘Ramayana: The Poetic Expression on Temple hanging’ (2017). Co-editor with Dr. B. K. Sahay ‘Splendors of Pahari Embroidery’ (2018) published by B.R. Publications, New Delhi and Co-editor with Dr. B. R. Mani ‘Textiles: The binding threads between the Cultures’ (2019) published by National Museum, New Delhi.

Founder member of academic association named as Textiles and Clothing Research Centre (TCRC) in 2017. Working as Chairperson, actively involved in organizing events with museums, universities and cultural organizations. Four seminars, four public lectures, four workshops, five e-journals and publication of a book have done so far.