Abhishek Poddar, Founder Museum of Art & Photography (MAP)

Abhishek Poddar, Founder Museum of Art & Photography (MAP)

Abhishek Poddar is a prominent collector and patron of the arts in India. He has been collecting art since high school and has created a significant collection of South Asian art, craft and antiquities, including modern and contemporary art and photography. 

He is the force behind the upcoming Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), in Bengaluru, where he serves as a trustee and to which he donated the initial leadership gift and a substantial portion of the family’s art collection.

Besides serving on various boards and committees in India, Poddar also serves on the advisory committees of the India-Europe Foundation for New Dialogues, headquartered in Rome and on the Lincoln Center Global Advisory Council. He was also named as one of Asia’s 2018 Heroes of Philanthropy by Forbes Magazine.