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

Discover | Click | Cherish #02 A Travel Photography Workshop

JAN 6, 2018      3 pm - 6 pm

By Kunal Bhatia and Shuvajit Payne of Rickety Roads

The book launch will be followed by a screening of a short video documentary.

Travel photography is a broad genre encompassing the many different aspects that make each of our travels unique and personal. Some might be interested in photographing people, while others might find monuments to be more alluring. For some, it might be the grandeur of nature's landscapes that beckon, while for others the effort might be worth it only when photographing an endangered animal.

Whatever be your passions and interest, travel photography can be an extremely engaging and rewarding experience; albeit one that comes with its own set of challenges and 'rules' that must be followed, only to be broken.

The workshop is broadly divided into three components:

1. BEFORE YOU GO: From planning when and where to travel, to creating an itinerary that is conducive to photography - a lot can be done in the planning stage.

2. ON THE ROAD: This is the largest chunk of the workshop. We start with certain fundamentals of composition, framing, colour, backgrounds etc. And then do some outdoor exercises to put these into practise. After a quick review of the participants' images, we do a session on how to break the 'rules' that we just followed. We then touch upon a select few advanced concepts - playing with depth of field, multiple exposures etc, just to open everyone's eyes to the many possibilities of travel photography.

3. AFTER YOU ARE BACK: Don't let your clicks just languish on a memory card. Play with them, edit them and most definitely print them - for that's a great way to improve your skill.

All through the workshop, we'll touch upon travel photography hacks: What do you do when things aren't in your control? Too many people? Barely any light? Overcoming shyness and more!

Participants' profile:
The workshop is open to adults of all ages; and it requires no prior experience of photography, since the methods are based more on intuition and experimentation rather than on technical details. The only requirements for the workshop are loads of enthusiasm and bringing along any sort of camera for the practical exercises - even a phone camera will do.

About the mentors: Kunal Bhatia and Shuvajit Payne are the travel guys behind Rickety Roads. Their travel photography and writings have been widely published in magazines & newspapers, and they believe that travel photography is a great medium to share stories and enrich one's travel experiences. Explore their work on Facebook at Rickety Roads or at instagram.com/ricketyroads

Age Group: 16+
Venue: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla
Camera Requirements: None! Bring SLR / point & shoot / your cellphone or just your eyes!
Charges: Rs 354, inclusive of taxes and Museum entry ticket for the participants

To book your seat, head to: workshops.ricketyroads.com

Walk with me on Mumbai Footpaths

By Prof. Harsha Dehejia

JAN 13, 2018      04.00 pm - 06.00 pm

Join author Prof. Harsha Dehejia as he speaks about his journey and experiences of walking the many footpaths of Mumbai. In a city of 18 million people, the footpaths are a window into the pulse of the city, homes without a roof to many people, a place of commerce and innovation enterprise that defies the canons of business, a spot for road shrines to discover gods beyond temples.

The book launch will be followed by a screening of a short video documentary.

About the author:
Harsha V. Dehejia has a double doctorate, one in Medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture both from Mumbai University. He is a practising Physician and Professor of Indic Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He has more than 20 books to his credit, 4 documentaries, and many curated exhibitions.

Venue: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Free and open for all

Free Activity: Craft Your Own Kite!

JAN 14, 2018      3 pm - 6 pm

This Makar Sankranti, join us with your family to craft your own kites!

All materials will be provided.
Activity is free and open to all.
Museum entry charges applicable.