Learning at the Museum

The Museum offers a rich selection of learning and outreach programmes focused on providing stimulating, participatory experiences that respond to different age, interest and language groups, and recognize a diversity of backgrounds. These experiences are aimed at encouraging critical engagement with Mumbai’s history, and artistic and cultural developments.

What’s On

Beyond Marvel: Comics Making Workshop with Nikhil Chaudhary

APR 22, 2017      10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Comics are one of the few story-telling formats that successfully combine text and imagery. Like cinema, its appeal is largely visual and the varied styles of graphic art stimulate the readers’ imagination to piece the story together. The workshop aims at exposing the participants to a rich medium of comics and graphic novels and how to create comics as a vehicle to express their thoughts. The participants will be guided into a hands-on session to create their own short comics with feedback from the artist.

This workshop will be conducted by Mumbai-based Nikhil Chaudhary, an Architect-Urban Designer who works with World Resources Institute India. He is a self-taught graphic artist and has independently created comics since 2011. Nikhil’s graphic stories communicate the human negotiations of urban-dwellers with their built realities. His work has been published in national newspapers, professional magazines and a forthcoming anthology by Harper Collins India.

Presented in collaboration with Open Bracket.

Age Group: 15+
Charges: Rs 500 per head


Dabu Block Printing Workshop

APR 29, 2017      2 pm - 5:30 pm

India is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of block printed fabric in the world. Block printing craftsmen use wooden or metal blocks to create beautiful designs; sometimes, linoleum blocks are also used. There are three techniques of doing block printing in India:

Direct Printing
Resist Block printing – Dabu Printing
Discharge Block printing

Dabu is mud resist technique. in which organic colour dyes are used.

This workshop will be conducted by Mr Dhiraj Chippa, a master craftsman from Rajasthan. Mr. Chippa has received a National Merit Certificate from the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.

Presented in collaboration with Iteeha.

Age Group: 15+
Charges: Rs 500 per head