Dr Sushma Jansari

Curator. Author. Podcaster.


As Tabor Foundation Curator South Asia, British Museum and freelancer, Sushma’s portfolio covers the full spectrum of curatorial work, including: gallery talks, audio-described tours for visually impaired people, YouTube videos, chairing and participating in panel discussions… and so much more!

Currently, Sushma is working on a major Early India exhibition at the British Museum (opening 2025). Previously, Sushma was Lead Curator, Manchester Museum South Asia Gallery in partnership with the British Museum, which was wholly co-curated with a community collective (opening 2023).




Sushma’s book Chandragupta Maurya: the creation of a national hero in India (UCL Press) is coming out in June 2023! Currently, Sushma is advising on content and script for a forthcoming BBC series on ancient empires. 

Regularly contribute to exhibition content and catalogues, books, reviews and producing content for popular online and print publications. Topics range from ancient art and history to contemporary issues on museums and culture.

Commissioned to write a creative response to Mohini Chandra’s film work Belated as part of Care | Contagion | Community – Self and Other, an exhibition at Autograph, London.


Founder, presenter and producer of The Wonder House podcast and co-host of the British Museum podcast. Guest appearances on other podcasts, including Museum Archipelago and Sick to Death: a History of Medicine in 10 Objects.

Sushma regularly takes part in podcast conversations and interviews. Discussions range from magazine style content about exhibitions to in-depth interviews. Gave Tedx talk on conversations: Challenging Stereotypes of Difference.

She also provides advice on all aspects of setting up a new podcast, from creating storylines to recording, web hosting and much more!


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