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Rolf Killius is a consultant (museums, exhibitions, and media), exhibition curator, ethnomusicologist (MMus SOAS, London University), oral historian, sound recordist, film producer & editor and radio journalist whose work appears in a variety of contexts.

In this capacity Rolf is able to consult to cultural institutions and organisations all around the world combining such diverse elements as exhibition curating (online and onsite), object research and collection, music and sound production, film production and editing, and the delivery of music, dance and arts installations related to the cultures of South Asia (especially India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan), and the Arabic States of the Gulf and instrument making in Europe.

Apart from his in-depth knowledge of cultures in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, the Arabic States of the Gulf, instrument making and media production, Rolf offers project management and team leading skills. Working closely with his clients he creates tailor-made projects, developed and managed from inception to delivery. This comprises project research, concept design, facilitation, and delivery towards agreed deadlines. If required he can draw on a vast range of experts from different countries specialising in research area, language, or technical skills.

Rolf has been Exhibition Curator for exhibitions:

  1. • Non-European Musical Instruments, Musical Instrument Museum, Markneukirchen, Germany
  2. Roots and Changes – Gujarati Influences, Brent Museum and Archives, West London
  3. Gujarati Yatra – A Journey of a People, Museum of Croydon, South London
  4. Gauhar Jaan – The Courtesan and the Recording Industry, Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, London
  5. Hindustani musical instruments (Radhika Mohan Maitra Collection of Somjit DasGupta)
  6. Indian Strings & Dances at the Museum of Croydon, London
  7. • British Library Sound Archive, Music from India Online Sound Exhibition
  8. Utsavam - Music from India at the Horniman Museum, London