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Poulomi Das is a Consultant for Museums & Heritage Spaces, based out of Mumbai. Das coordinates Research, Content Writing, Collections Management between clients and design, architectural and historian teams ranging from the massive Bihar Museum, Patna, to India’s first Monetary Museum, Mumbai. These museums are highly interactive, inclusive spaces created after assessing beneficiary needs. Das presently teaches socio - cultural, anthropological, history and museum management courses at both government and private Design schools and Ahmedabad University respectively. Das has started #projectinterpret to make heritage, history, art and culture more accessible to various audiences. Its activities include guided tours to museums and heritage sites customised for special groups, creation of resource kits for educators and researching for means of expression of multiple perspectives. Das has written on design as effective social change approach for The Hindu newspaper: https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/homes-and-gardens/lost-and-found/article22999520.ece https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/craft-crochet-and-social-change-come-together-at-samoolam/article22242445.ece Das wrote ‘Created from the heart: Bihar Museum’, ‘Visitors make Museums & Museums make Visitors’, ‘Inclusive Society through Museums’, for the ArtEast Art Journal, February, 2018, Das also writes a blog: https://varnikadesigns.wordpress.com/posts/ Das is a two times Nehru Trust – Charles Wallace Fellow, UK, and have been the International Visitor Leadership Program Fellow with the Department of State, US.