Areas of interest: Museum and Archives Management, Communication Design and Exhibition Design
Tanishka Kachru holds an MA 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 was working as a curator for several museums in New York and London before she moved back to India and joined NID in 2007. Currently, she is working as coordinator and a faculty member at Exhibition Design, Communication Design at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She teaches courses in History of Design, Spatial Perception, Design for Museum Exhibitions, and Design for Public Spaces. Earlier, Ms Kachru had worked in a number of research and design projects in renowned institutions like Victoria & Albert Museum, London. In 2009, she had taken up a professional assignment on preparation of nominations for Patola of Patan; Molela terracotta and Sankheda furniture crafts for inscription on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Other such work include a research report for developing an integrated heritage-based development plan for Taj Ganj, Agra for the Directorate of Tourism, U.P.; and current work on the design of a Community Museum in Banaskantha, Gujarat for the non-profit organisation, SEWA.She has presented papers in many national and international conferences and seminars.