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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.

Performances


The Museum’s extensive outreach includes theatre, performance, public lectures and film as well as programmes in collaboration with other organizations.

What’s On




Mumbai Local with Junoon

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Get involved in this interactive session where artists and scientists share their stories with the public.

Sunday, Feb 10, 2019

What is Real?

With Baiju Parthan

5:00 pm

How does technology change our perception of the real? How do virtual experiences reshape our experience of reality?

These, and other fascinations about the many ways and means in which we experience 'reality', form the ongoing subject of Baiju Parthan's work. Right now, the virtual world holds his attention. For here, we can go beyond replicating reality, but can have experiences that we cannot have in reality. Here we can create anything that we can imagine. What does that mean for us and how we experience our lives?

We are delighted to invite Baiju Parthan - visual artist, closet rebel - to Mumbai Local, to share with us his fascination with technology, his enquiry into the ways it impacts our experience of reality, and his art practice as a way of interrogating this space. He will also share with us his current art practice of sculpting in virtual space, using 3D software to produce art.

We invite you to a delightful evening of wondering about technology and its impact through the multi-layered, open-ended expression of visual art.

This session is curated by Ranjit Hoskote.

Venue: Education Centre

Entry free with Museum ticket

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About the Speaker

Baiju Parthan belongs to the new generation of Indian contemporary artists who use digital technology as well as conventional media to produce art. He is a pioneering figure in new media art, having presented interactive computer driven installation art in the Indian contemporary art scene as early as 1999.

Having a chequered academic background across Visual Arts, Botany, Comparative Mythology, and Philosophy, Parthan has evolved a highly eclectic and unique visual language that is presented through conventional media as well as new media art.

Baiju Parthan has exhibited his art to much acclaim in major centers in India and globally, in countries such as the United States of America, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Germany, Australia, and Austria.

The artist lives and works in Mumbai.

About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.


Live Music

With the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Visitors can be a part of this exciting outdoor experience. NSPA performances are held at the Museum Plaza through the year on the first Sunday of every month.


Sunday, February 03, 2019


Uttarakhandi Folk
Pehel - Contemporary
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Folk Fusion
Sochh Band
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 20, 2019


Uttarakhandi Folk
Pehel - Contemporary
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Experimental Folk
Arjun Pandey, Joshva Jagli, Sagar Kedare
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) is a non-profit initiative to revive a culture of public performances and support the livelihoods of artists. Launched in October 2012, NSPA hosts musical performances for a total of 37 hours every week across 6 major railway stations on the Western and Central Rail Networks, and the Horniman Circle Gardens at Fort, Mumbai.

NSPA seeks to reclaim public spaces for the arts encouraging greater interaction between artists and the community, creating vibrant spaces of cultural interaction and energising the very city and its people with greater art consciousness. They work towards securing the livelihoods of independent artists across diverse art forms, thus, enabling them to follow their passion and take their art to new and larger audiences.





Mumbai Local with Junoon

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Get involved in this interactive session where artists and scientists share their stories with the public.

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019

Quality Math & Science Education for All

With Dr. Vivek Monteiro

5:00 pm

Vivek Monteiro, physicist turned trade unionist and math and science educator, has an all-encompassing dream - the universalization of good quality math and science education. And while he works for the rights of labour, he also sets into place the organisations, teams, content and processes that could make such an education possible for every single young person in India.

What is 'good maths education' ? Why is it important? Is it possible to have good maths education for every child?

We are delighted to invite Vivek Monteiro - trade unionist math educator - to Mumbai Local, to share with us his dream and how he is working to achieve it. With him, we will address the critical questions above and explore the history of this effort - from the amazing work of the people's science movements to Vivek's own work through Navnirmiti. We will also have some mathematical fun - just to make it real for all of us, and you know, just for fun!

We invite you to an evening of mathematical delight, where we will be taken through the simple, practical, brilliant ways in which Vivek is bent on bringing maths and science to everyone.

This session is curated by Arnab Bhattacharya.

Venue: Education Centre

Entry free with Museum ticket

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About the Speaker

Dr. Vivek Monteiro is a member of executive committee of the All India People's Science Network, and worked on a number of science related issues which have become important on the national agenda. He works as principal advisor to Navnirmiti, a self reliant social enterprise working for universalization of quality education for all. Navnirmiti has a special focus on math and science education. Navnirmiti makes continuous innovations in educational tools, toys, puzzles, hardware, software. It works for implementing the quality mandate of the Right to Education Act and the NCF 2005, of quality education "for equality of outcomes". He obtained his B. Sc. in Physics and Maths from the University of Bombay after his college in Xaviers College, Bombay (1966-68) and Dhempe College, Goa (1964-66). He obtained his PhD from State University of New York in 1974 after his masters in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1968-70).

About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.