Born, raised and educated in London, Kajal holds a BA in History of Art from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and an MA in History of Design from the Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal College of Art. Her Dissertation was entitled: "Indian 'Handymen': Thomason College and technical education in colonial India 1847-1947" and her work has won several awards, not least the Design History Society 's travel award, which took her to India to research the work, and again in 2013, this time to the National Institute of Design to present it at the international conference Design History, Postcolonial perspectives. Her work as a freelance curator led her to an interest in global citizenship and cosmopolitanism, before she took up her most recent post at the Royal Collection Trust. Kajal will be conducting tours of the V&A and British Museum for Arts Unlocked London.
Kajal's London: Until the commencement of her most recent post, Kajal's life and work revolved around two specific areas of London - Bloomsbury Square and South Kensington. If you are lucky enough to have Kajal as your Expert at the British Museum or V&A, do make use of her extensive knowledge of the areas by asking about places to eat and things to do after your visit!