Dr. R.C. Sharma, educated and trained at Varanasi, Calcutta, and Paris, is the Director General of the National Museum and Vice-Chairman/Vice-Chancellor of the National Museum Institute, New Delhi. He is also the Chairman of the Vrindaban Research Institute and President, Museums Association of India, an apex professional body in India. He has been the Curator, Government Museum, Mathura; Director, State Museum, Lucknow; and Director, Indian Museum, Calcutta; He has also been associated with a number of central and state organisations and universities in different capacities.
Dr. Sharma, the author of several books, catalogues and albums, made enormous contribution in the field of Indian history, art, culture, archaeology, inscriptions, paintings & literature and has also edited research journals on these subjects. He is the research guide and examiner of doctoral dissertations of different universities.
Dr. Sharma has organised and participated in numerous national and international seminars, delivered prestigious memorial lectures and has travelled to different parts of the world in connection with conferences, cultural delegations, lectures and mounting of important exhibitions.
Outstanding Citizen of Mathura 1972-73.
Man of the year ABI Gold Record of Achievement for 1997 by American Biographical Instt., Inc. Carolina, USA
Member of International Academy of the Sciences San Marino (Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj San Marino, AIS) since 1990 (http://www.ais-sanmarino.org)
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