St Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design3
09/11 – 19/12/2018

Abha Narain Lambah

Participant of the Biennale 2016: designer of “Humankind’s Family Album. Kunstkamera Ethnography Photo Collection” Exhibition at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera).

Abha Narain Lambah has a Masters degree in architectural conservation from the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi with 20 years experience in the field. She has been awarded the Sanskriti Award, Eisenhower Fellowship, the Attingham Trust Fellowship and Charles Wallace Fellowship and has been a consultant to ICCROM, UNITAR, World Monuments Fund, Global Heritage Fund, Archaeological Survey of India and various state governments and organizations. She has authored various books on Architectural History & Conservation.
Abha Narain Lambah is the principal architect of the Abha Narain Lambah Associates, the leading firm in India, specializing in architectural conservation, building restoration & retrofit, museum design, historic interiors, preparation of urban and regional level conservation management plans, conservation assessment studies. The firm has won 8 UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards for conservation projects (the largest number won globally) including the Award of Excellence for the 15th Century Maitreya Buddha Temple at Basgo, Ladakh and Award of Distinction for Mumbai University’s Convocation Hall in 2007.
The studio has worked on many museum projects across India, from Mani Bhawan Gandhi Sangrahalaya and the Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai, to Chowmahalla Palace Museum in Hyderabad and Jaivilas Palace in Gwalior. It has domain expertise in Museum & Gallery Design as well as masterplanning for museums.
At the Biennale in 2014 Abha Narain Lambah delivered “Museums in India: Conservation, Restoration, Museum Design” lecture at the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum.