Rajat Nath is pursuing his PhD in Museum Studies and has a Masters in Science Communication from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He has over 15 years of work experience in heritage documentation, museums and use of digital technology. He has experience of doing research and interactive presentations using new technologies for Creative Museum Designers (CMD), a company wholly owned by National Council of Science Museums (NCSM). At Contact Base, Nath has mapped oral histories, rituals, lifestyle and folk traditions of 14 ethnic communities in the Darjeeling area. He is currently working with metal workers, folk painters and storytellers and folk singers to empower them with audiovisual documentation skills for ICH inventorying and technology skills for promotion of their ICH. He will coordinate project activities (such as workshops, conference, research visits) in India and assist the India Research Specialist with research and capacity building in the three communities.

This research project, Heritage Sensitive Intellectual Property and Marketing strategies: India (HIPAMS - INDIA), is funded by the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund 2018-2021.