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.
Inspired by the exhibition 'Mindful Circulations'
Inspired by artist Willem de Rooij's works, on view as part of the ongoing exhibition 'Mindful Circulations', the workshop explores the history of Indonesian Batik and how it found its way to the market of West Africa through Dutch trade in the 19th century.
Learn about the importance of this technique as well as the vibrant designs of Indonesian and African textiles. Create your own patterns with wax crayons inspired from this !!
In the nineteenth century, Dutch entrepreneurs industrialized the Indonesian batik technique to produce a faster and cheaper trade product. This colorful textile after failing to establish a market in Indonesia, soon found its most important sales market in West- Africa. Dutch produced Wax Hollandais has become an important part of African History.
Curated by Kerstin Winking
On view from 2 June to 14 July 2019
Age Group: 8 years and above.
Free and open to all above the age of 8.
Museum entry tickets applicable. All materials provided.