Joyoti Roy

Joyoti Roy currently works as Head of Marketing and Communications at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai. She is interested in the social role of museums and believes that arts institutions have the key responsibility to shape and reflect people's futures.

She has been an arts’ and museum manager and until recently she was heading the Outreach Department of National Museum. Between 2011 and 2013 she worked for the National Culture Fund where she coordinated the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India’s Museum Reform Programmes including the Leadership Training Programme for in-service museum professionals in collaboration with the British Museum, Digitization of Company School paintings and Treasures of Indian Museum Series. Thus far she has successfully coordinated over 15 exhibitions, many of which have been international. She was trained as an art conservator from the National Museum Institute and worked at the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) from 2003 to 2010, after which she worked as the Chief archivist at the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, Delhi, an archive of 19th century photographs. She has been a Charles Wallace India Trust Awardee for the year 2008 for a fellowship programme in conservation of contemporary art at the Tate Gallery, London. She was the Clore Leadership Fellow for Culture representing India to the UK in 2017-18 and worked with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London for their upcoming museum and collection research facility in East London.

How the Fellowship impacted me

Clore has taught me how to introspect and lead with my thoughts and ideas.

How I am using my skills for change

I am using delegation better in the projects I handle. I lead by influencing and inspiring peers with ideas and creativity.