Free Public Tours

Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.

Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.

Film Programmes

The Museum has an active film programme which includes regular public screenings of art videos, documentaries, art house movies and much more. Films are screened at the state-of-the-art Education Centre.

What’s On


Movies at the Museum

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

NOVEMBER 30, 2018    06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

About Movies at the Museum

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. The programme includes films and videos made in different genres – documentary, fiction, animation and visual art. Film, art and academic practitioners are invited from time to time to engage in discussion on their work. The screenings are free and open to public.


From the Palettes collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

NOVEMBER 29, 2018    06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

Le Caravage - Cycle de Saint-Matthieu / The Saint Matthew Series (around 1600) (30”)
Piero Della Francesca - La flagellation / The flagellation (around 1610) (30”)
Persian Miniatures - Les jardins du paradis / The gardens of paradise (around 1620-24) (30”)

About Palettes Series by Alain Jaubert:
The Palettes series of documentaries explores great paintings throughout the history of art. From the canvas to the type of brush used by the artist, from the historical or individual context of the painting to the characters displayed in its features, each episode uses the finest technology to uncover the endless secrets a work can hide.


Children’s Film Festival

Presented in collaboration with the Canada in India (High Commission of Canada)

NOVEMBER 18, 2018    04.00 pm - 05.00 pm

The Museum is delighted to present 'Children’s Film Festival' featuring exciting Canadian animated stories about children and their freedom, rights and values. Join us for these fun and educational monthly film screenings!

Recommended age group: 5 years & above
Museum Entry fee applicable. Limited seating on first come, first serve basis.


Launch of 'Documentary Now'

By Marg Publications

NOVEMBER 20, 2018    06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Join us at the Museum for an evening of screenings to celebrate the launch of Marg Publication's latest magazine 'Documentary Now' which traces the evolution of documentary film making in India in the last few decades.

The following documentaries will be screened as a part of this launch:

1. Jamnapaar (Abhinava Bhattacharya, 25 min., 2017) “Jamnapaar” lurks on the river’s edge seeking to explore how the inhabitants of the Jamuna relate to its degraded presence, the fragile nostalgia of an unknowable past and the horror of its unthinkable future.

2. Please Mind the Gap (Mitali Trivedi & Gagandeep Singh, 20 min., 2018) ‘Please Mind The Gap’ is a short film by Mitali Trivedi and Gagandeep Singh that tells the story of a PAGFB (Persons Assigned Gender Female At Birth) who navigates through a hetero-normative society every day. The movie is an attempt at moving gender out of the binary box that exists in people’s mind and emphasises on the need to understand gender as an individual’s journey of personal discovery. This has been achieved through its central character, the protagonist- Anshuman, a Trans man who shares his story of commuting in a Delhi Metro every day and dealing with the public perception of his gender identity.

3. Bismaar Ghar (Shreyas Dasrathe, 26 min., 2018) - Winner of National Award for Best Student Film, 2018 A house gives us a sense of belonging. It envelopes us and protects us. It is a symbol of the time, the culture, and the beings that it inhabits. A house has a unique identity, like a living, breathing being. Each one different, with its own perks and glitches.

“Bismaar Ghar (Withering House)” is an observational piece about Maheshbhai, Tarunaben, Ganpatbhai and their house. Living in a hundred year old house for the past 20 years in the heart of Ahmedabad, they have decided to move on to a new apartment they got under the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme. With changing times and circumstances, are are moving towards a strange kind of uniformity under the shadow of ‘urbanism’ and ‘development’? Or our traditional structures are failing to cater our needs anymore? All these questions are visible in our most personal embodiment – our house.

Guest editor Ravi Vasudevan will introduce the event.

Venue: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Free and open for all.
Limited seating on a first come, first serve basis