Dr Sushma Jansari

This website and the blog posts are written by me, Dr Sushma Jansari, Curator of the Asian Ethnographic and South Asia Collections at The British Museum – a job I love.

These days, the museum world is less tea and armchairs and more juggling multiple projects with tight deadlines. So, here I slow down and take a more leisurely look at the work I do.

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British Museum, Department of Asia – Curator Asian Ethnographic & South Asia Collections (Apr 2016 – cont.)

British Museum, Asia – Curator Asian Ethnographic Collections (Mar 2014 – Mar 2016)

British Museum, Asia – Curator Indian Paintings & Asian Ethnography (Nov. 2013 – Mar 2014)

British Museum, Asia – Tabor Foundation Research Assistant (Nov. 2012 – Nov. 2013)

UCL, History – Teaching Assistant – The Roman Empire from Augustus to Theodosius II (Sept. 2010 – May 2011)

British Museum, Coins & Medals – Masson Project: Researcher (volunteer; June 2009 – Nov. 2013)

UCL, Genetics, Evolution & Environment – Annals of Human Genetics Assistant (Aug. 2009 – Nov. 2012)


Royal Numismatic Society – Council Member (2012 – cont.) & Honorary Joint Secretary (2014 -18)

Royal Asiatic Society – Fellow (2011 – cont.)


UCL, Department of History – BA (2005) – MA (2006) – PhD (2016)

PhD thesis: From Megasthenes to Sophytes: A re-examination of literary and numismatic sources for Seleucid-Mauryan relations in British and Indian scholarship

Supervisor: Prof. Eleanor Robson

Examiners: Prof. Phiroze Vasunia (UCL) and Dr. Rachel Mairs (Reading)