Currently, Rekha is working on an archival project called Gwillim Project. “Mary Symonds and Elizabeth were two British sisters who lived in Madras between 1802 and 1808. They were extraordinary artists. While living in Madras, the duo visited monuments, waterscapes, houses, etc, and documented them in water colour. These paintings play a huge role in understanding life in Madras in the 19th century. Deborah Thiagarajan asked me to identify and photograph places that the Gwillim sisters had painted for a project DakshinaChitra is collaborating with McGill University, Canada. The history of the 19th century, its places and people have changed a lot through the years — I was curious to search for related photos and scenarios of the Gwillim Project after almost 220 years and view it in today’s age. The project is nearing completion and the photographs will be displayed at the museum,” she sums up.