Miss APURBA Roy Choudurhy Alumni of Paris School of Business ‘s Master of Science in Arts and Cultural Management, Class of 2014.
Curatorial Director of the Museum of Legacies (Govt. of Rajasthan), Jaipur-India.
Has your career path changed since graduation?
No, I am working in the field of art and cultural management. Currently, I have a contract with the government of the state of Rajasthan in India.
What is the most difficult thing which you have faced in your career?
There aren’t enough opportunities for art managers per se in my country. Private art galleries demand a lot of work but hardly ever pay adequately. And permanent government museum jobs are difficult to come by. I struggled for quite a bit before getting the job I have now.
What is the best, most exciting or fun thing that you have done in your career?
I am now the curatorial director of a new government museum in India. I’ve been told that I am the youngest person to have ever been the head of a government museum. Within just 5 months of being open, we were featured by Apollo Magazine as one of the top art spaces in the country. Apart from that, the museum has been featured in Vogue and Conde Nast Traveler. I am very proud of this.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to get in to the same line of work?
Networking is very important in this field. So go to cultural events and don’t shy away from talking to people. You never know what a simple conversation might lead to. Starting with an internship is not a bad idea, in a reputed art gallery or with a foundation.
How did studying at Paris School of Business help you?
The professors at PSB were great at introducing one to the business side of the art world, not only because they are good academics but also because of the fact that most of them are professionals in the field.
What is your favorite memory of studying at Paris School of Business?
International Business Law classes by Ms. Carla Davidovich were my absolute favorite’s, even though a lot of them happened for 5 hours during chilly winter mornings. In fact, I was so inspired by them that in the next year or so I am planning to apply for an LLM in Art Law.
Would you recommend undertaking a course with Paris School of Business, and why?
Yes, I would definitely recommend it. The school has well-structured programs and some amazing professors working there. The international courses let you meet people from all over the world, so you learn new things not just in the classrooms but otherwise as well.
Is there anything else which you would like to share with our current students?
Enjoy your time there and don’t limit yourself to only what is included in your course. Be aware of all the exciting things happening throughout the city.
The MSc in Art & Cultural Management is delivered in partnership with IESA, one of the most reputable art market schools in Europe.
At the end of your studies, you will be awarded with an MSc degree from PSB Paris School of Business, and an MBA degree from IESA.