About IME

The Indian Music Experience Museum (IME) is India’s first interactive music museum. Located in JP Nagar, Bengaluru, the IME is a non-profit initiative supported by the Brigade Group. The vision of the IME is to introduce the youth to the diversity of Indian music and to preserve India’s rich musical heritage. The IME comprises hi-tech multimedia Exhibit Galleries, a Sound Garden, a Learning Centre for music education, and several performance spaces. Since opening in 2019, the IME has had over 75,000 visitors in-person and many thousands more online.

The IME’s work spans across Exhibition, Conservation, Audience Development, Education and Community Outreach. Besides museum visits, the IME hosts a wide variety of public programs, both in-person and online. In 2020, the IME presented an important exhibition “Ravi Shankar@100: India’s Global Musician”  to commemorate the centennial of the sitar maestro. The IME’s online activities include regular events, online exhibits on the Google Arts and Culture platform, regular online classes in various genres of music, and the curation of www.chowdiah.com, a digital archive on violin maestro Mysore T. Chowdiah. The IME is an institutional affiliate of the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. The IME’s community outreach projects include its flagship Project Svaritha, which engages children from socially disadvantaged and neurodivergent backgrounds, as well as #YuvaInCulture that engages the youth in leadership, creative work, and internships at the museum

Trustees
Mr. Jaishankar

Mr. Jaishankar

FOUNDER IME

CMD Brigade Group

P Pradeep Kumar

P Pradeep Kumar

CHAIRPERSON

Former MD, SBI & Chairman, Karnataka Bank
Suresh Yadwad

Suresh Yadwad

SECRETARY

Head-Legal, Brigade Group

Manjunath Prasad

Manjunath Prasad

TREASURER

COO, Brigade Group

Irfan Razack

Irfan Razack

CMD, Prestige Group

Balakrishna Hegde

Balakrishna Hegde

MD, Chartered Housing

Kusuma Muniraju

Kusuma Muniraju

Advocate

Nirupama Rao

Nirupama Rao

Former Indian Ambassador to USA, China

Suma Sudhindra

Suma Sudhindra

Noted Veena Artiste

Prof. S. Sadagopan

Prof. S. Sadagopan

Former Director, IIIT Bangalore

Pavitra Shankar

Pavitra Shankar

Executive Director Brigade Enterprises

Vineet Verma

Vineet Verma

President World Trade Centre, Bangalore

Former Trustees

PV Maiya

PV Maiya

AL Govindarajsetty

AL Govindarajsetty

Advisory Board
S.M Krishna

S.M Krishna

Former Union Minister, External Affairs

Prof C.N.R Rao

Prof C.N.R Rao

Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

CMD, Biocon

Dr. K Sudhakar

Dr. K Sudhakar

Health and Medical Education Minister, Govt of Karnataka

Latha Reddy

Latha Reddy

Former Ambassador, Thailand

Leela Samson

Leela Samson

Danseuse

Dr. L Subramaniam

Dr. L Subramaniam

Violinist

Justice M N Venkatachalaiah

Justice M N Venkatachalaiah

Former Chief Justice of India

N Murali

N Murali

President, Madras Music Academy

R Srinivasan

R Srinivasan

Former MD, Redington India

Sudhakar Rao

Sudhakar Rao

Retd. Chief Secretary, Govt. Of Karnataka

V Shankar

V Shankar

President, Shanmukhananda Fine Arts, Mumbai

Kelvin Ashby King

Kelvin Ashby King

Technical Advisor

Sajan Joseph

Sajan Joseph

Technical Advisor

Atul Churamani

Atul Churamani

Our Team
Manasi Prasad

Manasi Prasad

Museum Director

Sahana Mohan

Sahana Mohan

Head of Curation

Dr.Adity Gudi

Dr.Adity Gudi

Head of Administration

Krithika Sreenivasan

Krithika Sreenivasan

Education Manager

Rakesh C

Rakesh C

Marketing Manager

Tejshvi Jain

Tejshvi Jain

Community and Partnerships Head

Sridhara S

Sridhara S

Facility Manager

Bhanu Atyam

Bhanu Atyam

Accounts Manager

Lakshmi Raghu

Lakshmi Raghu

Community Projects - Coordinator

Sarvar Kahlon

Sarvar Kahlon

Events & Public Program Coordinator

Sheela Gogate

Sheela Gogate

Learning Center Coordinator

Founding Donors

 

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MR Jaishankar
Manasi Prasad
Suma Sudhindra
Suresh Yadwad
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