The Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation was founded after the death of Jehangir Nicholson. To honour his long-standing wish to open his collection to a large public, the entire collection shall for the next 15 years be housed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya at Mumbai, where it adds a modern and contemporary dimension to the Museum. The Jehangir Nicholson Collection comprises nearly 800 works of modern and contemporary art from India, acquired between 1968 and 2001. The earliest work in the collection dates back to 1930. Between 1976 and 2008, 57 paintings from the collection were on display at the Jehangir Nicholson Museum of Modern Art at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). The Collection is held by a private foundation represented by Cyrus Guzder and Kaiwan Kalyaniwalla, the Executors of the estate of Jehangir Nicholson. The Foundation has an Advisory Board, consisting of Dadiba Pundole, Ranjit Hoskote and Mehlli Gobhai.

The Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation (JNAF) has been set up to promote the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary Indian art. It is committed to preserving, documenting and updating one of the richest private collections that reflects the complexities, the vitality and crucial phases of development in modern Indian art history. The JNAF also seeks to create a knowledge centre that stimulates educational pursuits, research and intellectual inquiry.

Director: Kamini Sawhney
Address: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya,
159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400032, India
Contact Number: +91 99302 32300