Sayan Sanyal holds an undergraduate degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture, and Archaeology from Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, India. Eager to delve deeper into the digital realm, he pursued a master’s degree in Digital Humanities at IIT Jodhpur, India. His master’s dissertation, titled “Kalpana,” delves into the captivating world of digital transformation within museum spaces, where he skilfully combines generative art practices to stimulate immersive museum journeys. Currently, he is assisting Professor Pieter Francois as a Research Assistant for the renowned Freedom of Religion Project at the University of Oxford. He has also lent his expertise to esteemed institutional labs and agencies, including IISER Mohali, IIT Jodhpur, the World Archaeology Congress, DHARTI, Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Vizara Technologies, JCKIF, NIAS, and the British Council. Notably, he was part of a dynamic team responsible for curating the Phygital Museum, an innovative fusion of the physical and virtual realms, dedicated to showcasing the rich handicraft clusters of Jodhpur. This exceptional endeavour comprised two extraordinary spaces: “Dharohar” the Physical Museum, and “Kala Anubhav,” the Virtual Museum. Beyond being a cultural treasure trove, this visionary project also serves as an e-commerce platform, empowering local artisans of Jodhpur and amplifying their artistic endeavours. An unabashed adrenaline junkie, Sayan embraces his downtime by embarking on exhilarating expeditions, exploring uncharted territories, conquering mountains, and indulging in thrilling adventure sports. His vibrant journey blends a deep passion for history and culture with cutting-edge digital innovations, all while embarking on thrilling escapades that add an extra layer of excitement to his already remarkable pursuits.
CV updated on 2023-10-16.