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Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation's mission is to preserve and promote the artistic legacy of Benode Behari Mukherjee, Leela Mukherjee and Mrinalini Mukherjee, and share the artistic and philosophical principles with which they lived. This will be fulfilled through the setting up of archives, platforms for resource sharing and by developing exhibitions and scholarship that trace their prolific contributions to the fields of art, education and contemporary thought. The Foundation is also committed to producing comprehensive publications on the three artists in the effort to make public the depth and diversity in their practices. 


Furthermore, the Foundation will partake in charitable activities aimed at identifying, affirming and encouraging artistic achievements by contemporary practitioners and allied undertakings, including research, experimentation, and exhibition-making, which will help sustain the quality and diversity of artistic contributions to our society. The intent is towards nurturing new generations of creative minds which will be made possible through scholarships for students and support towards educators engaged in art education.


Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation will endeavor to grow as an institution that seeks excellence, supports unique artistic voices, and helps build a sustainable future for the arts in India.


Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation’s support programs are aimed at art practitioners, researchers and writers, students, educators/teachers, and art institutions such as galleries, museums and non profit organisations working directly with various arts communities.


The Foundation's disbursements of funds for the arts happen through different methods - open applications, nominations, as well as through collaborations with other organisations on grant programs. Each of our support programs are specially designed to help with various stages and processes of practice that go into sustaining a healthy art ecosystem.

Our scholarships aimed at art students allows for talented but underprivileged students to continue their course and studio practice. Our fellowships recognise exceptional talent among students and provides an impetus for them to stand out among their peers.



  • Aruna Advani - Managing Trustee

  • Nilima Sheikh, Artist

  • Raman Sivakumar, Art Historian and Curator

  • Sheila Makhijani, Artist

  • Shikha Trivedy, Writer and Journalist

  • Tanya Advani, Director at Ador Group

  • Vidya Shivadas, Curator and Director of FICA


  • Bhooma Padmanabhan, Manager - Projects and Grants

  • Pervin Jamula, Administration and Operations Controller

  • Nidhi Khurana, Archival and Digital Media Manager

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