Join us for a journey with acclaimed Thumri singer Dhanshree Pandit-Rai who will take us on a journey through raags, showing us how they work, the ways they take from and connect to our lived experience of the world, and how they might, in fact, actually be all around us - we only need to know how to recognise them!
Listen to Uttarbhartiya, Uttarakhandi Folk and Indie Pop at the Museum Plaza
Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar
Launched on April 3rd 2015, 'Movies at the Museum' is a monthly screening programme, curated by filmmaker and cinematographer, Avijit Mukul Kishore, and architect and urban designer, Rohan Shivkumar.
In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay
Les Quatre Saisons by Poussin (1660-1664)
Le Mont Jingting en automne by Shitao (1671)
L'Astronome by Vermeer (1668)
In collaboration with Canada in India
The Museum is delighted to present 'Children’s Film Festival' featuring exciting animated stories about children and their freedom, rights and values. Join us for these fun and educational monthly film screenings!
In collaboration with Mann Mela
Join us for a special workshop for the Museum’s youngest visitors. Attend a theatre performance that uses music, movement and a language you might be familiar with – gibberish! Get your hands dirty in a session of play with clay and other natural, found material.
Lecture and live demonstration by Tushar Bhatia
The session will trace the journey of this magnificent string instrument, the brief history and origin of sitar, including the basic playing techniques, and live demonstration of the main features of raag elaborations including the alap, jhala, jor and gat.
In collaboration with Open Bracket
This will be an intensive workshop on Architectural Photography. This workshop teaches how to use your camera to capture the beauty of an architectural design.
Lecture by Dr. Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Dr Tristram Hunt will discuss how the V&A’s founding commitment to art, education and industry continues to define the Museum today. Tracing its genesis from its Victorian roots in the Design School Movement of the 1830s, through the Great Exhibition of 1851 and its shared history with the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, to its establishment as the Museum of Manufactures, Dr Hunt will explore the birth of the institution we now know.
Lecture by Mayank Mansingh Kaul
Indian Design is broadly considered as a phenomena of post-independent India. Over the last seven decades, the country's major pedagogical approaches have been West-centric, and their intrinsic vocabularies based in European modernism from the early 20th Century. In this illustrated lecture, Delhi-based designer and curator Mayank Mansingh Kaul reflects on how the contemporary articulation of Indian Design has rejected unique philosophies of creative production in the Indian subcontinent.