Shreya Gupta

Personal details




University of Exeter



SOAS, University of London

MA in History


Professional/research experience

September 2022 - present:

Member of PGR Organising Committee, Exeter South Asia Centre

Obtained the Humanities, Arts and Social Social Sciences (HASS) Activity Award for conducting a workshop for PGRs on Preparing for Publications with speakers from India

Planning and organizing events like film screenings, public lectures, and research seminars

Managing, maintaining and updating the Centre's website

June 2022 - July 2022:

Research Support Intern: Warnings from the Archive

35-hour internship under the University of Exeter Pathways to Arts, Culture and Heritage

Researched, designed and created two exhibits for the website on ‘Indian Involvement in Mesopotamia’ and ‘Destruction of Iraq’s Cultural Heritage’ referring to primary source documents and highlighting their use for researchers/students using the project’s archive

May 2022 - present:

Co-convenor CDP History of Collecting and Institutions Group

This is a volunteer-led group of CDP researchers that encourage information sharing, collaboration, and dialogue linked to this area of research. We hold a monthly reading group and a series of research events, including a programme of guest speakers.

Planning, organising, and setting the focus for the guest talks and reading group events

Facilitating sessions in the guest talks and discussions in the reading group sessions

Planning and organizing "Not a Conference", a one day event for CDP students to share and discuss issues with their research through WIPs, 'Tools of the Trade', 'Trials and Tribulations'

November 2021:

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Researching on RAMM donors for Arts Council England’s Designation Development Funding Ancestral Voices project which tells the untold stories of RAMM’S World Cultures Collection 

Wrote text for a People Story Panel on William John Alexander Grant, donor to RAMM

November 2020 - July 2021:

Senior Project Assistant, National Virtual Library of India (NVLI)

Curated the Historic Cities section with interactive maps of various cities telling their history, culture, traditions, tangible and intangible heritage

Researched and wrote scripts for interactive sections e.g., timeline, audio snippets, videos

Added descriptions of more than 250 rare books for the section on Rare Books 

September 2020 - October 2020:

Curatorial Intern for Delhi Art Gallery Museums

Curated an online exhibition on the works of Chittaprosad Bhattacharya as part of ‘The Curious Curatorium’, a group of students working in collaboration with teams from the Delhi Art Gallery and Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata and mentored by Prof. Sanjukta Sunderason

September 2020 - November 2020:

Museum Mapper for Museums of India run by Sahapedia

Mapped museums in Udaipur, Rajasthan for their website by collecting information on the museums’ scope, curatorial practices, special objects, visitor information and accessibility


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Royal Historical Society


European Association for South Asian Studies


British Association for South Asian Studies


Museums and Galleries History Group


Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) History of Collecting Group