Vandana Prapanna named Brayton Wilbur Jr. Memorial Fellow

Program Year: 2012

Ms. Vandana Prapanna, Senior Curator at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, conducted comparative research on manuscript folios of Indian miniature paintings in the collection of the AAM and CSMVS. As a result of her visit, the Laur Chandran manuscript will be shown online for the first time in its entirety. While the CSMVS owns most of the folios of the manuscript, the rest are in the collections of the AAM and several other museums.

Asia Foundation Trustee Judith Wilbur generously established a fellowship in Asian Art in honor of her late husband and former Trustee, Brayton Wilbur, Jr. The fellowship stems from the Wilburs’ deep interest in Asian art, nurtured through their residence and travel in the region, and their commitment to the work of The Asia Foundation and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (AAM). The two institutions are collaborating in the program’s execution, with AAM identifying qualified fellowship recipients, and The Asia Foundation’s Asian American Exchange unit responsible for overall administration.