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

Workshop: Learn the art of Pattachitra from a traditional artist!

In collaboration with Iteeha

JUNE 3, 2018     

The art of Pattachitra ('patta' = canvas and chitra = picture) is one of the oldest and most popular art forms in Odisha.

This art uses vibrant colours made from natural products such as vegetables and turmeric to create the paintings, which are then joined together to make a scroll. Popular themes that define the art form vary from oral traditions or folk tales, mythological texts and scenes, as well as relevant sociological and political issues. Ranging from tales of Radha-Krishna (Hindu deities) or commentaries on the French Revolution, the patua scroll painting-performance is an engaging art!

This workshop will be conducted by Amit Chitrakar. In collaboration with Iteeha

About the artist-
Born in 1966, Amit Chitrakar belongs to the patua community. In the West Midnapore district in West Bengal, around 250 patuas or painters are keeping this tradition alive. More than just painters, the patuas are also lyricists, singers, performers and true artists. A national-award winner and a well-known mural artist, Artist Amit Chitrakar has contributed towards beautifying many homes and slums in and around his native district.

Age group: Open to all over 8 years of age. Parents, family groups, adults are all welcome.
Charges: Rs 200 per head.
Register via the BookMyShow!


Free Workshop: Waste it or Invest it!

In collaboration with RUR: Are you Reducing, Reusing, Recycling

JUNE 09, 2018     

To mark the World Environment Day, the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum is hosting a waste management sensitisation workshop in collaboration with  RUR: Are you Reducing, Reusing, Recycling

Join the workshop to gain insights on waste segregation, how to create home compost and use of home compost in organic gardening. Learn to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

About RUR:
RUR Waste Management Solutions design, build and implement sustainable, decentralized waste management solutions for individuals, schools, organizations & housing societies to convert 80% of waste into resource, thus reducing the load on the landfill.

Venue: Education centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.
Free Workshop, museum entry charges apply..
Registration: https://bit.ly/2HiN0PL


Free Workshop: 'Unfolding' the Art of Paper Folding

Swapnali Mathkar

JUNE 10, 2018      11 am - 1pm

Have you ever tried transforming a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques?

Learn about art of Origami and its significance in the Japanese culture with photographer and children's author Swapnali Mathkar. Swapnali will also demonstrate how to create origami fruits, and the popular fruit gifting tradition of Japan!

Venue: Education centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.
Free Workshop, museum entry charges apply.
Registrations: https://bit.ly/2LZs8AK


Workshop: Be a 21st Century Scientific Teacher

In collaboration with the Academy of STEAM Stories
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)

JUNE 15, 2018     

A two-hour teacher-training workshop aimed to introduce teachers and educators to the scientific method and its application across disciplines. Participants will also learn to recognise patterns in science and develop STEAM stories, which they can use as value additions to science teaching in classrooms. There will also be a narration of STEAM stories.

This workshop will be conducted by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, a renowned nuclear scientist and Vice-Chairman of the National Centre for Science Communicators. Dr. Jayaraman has had 50 years of experience in scientific research, engineering processes, technology missions and teaching management sciences. He is the President of the Academy of STEAM stories and specializes in creative science literature for children.

All school teachers at middle school level (8th/9th/10th grade) teaching science and related subjects are encouraged to participate. B.Ed Science students may also attend. This two hour workshop is divided into 4 sessions. Worksheets and Reading Material will be provided. Workshop will be conducted in English

Venue: Education centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Free Workshop, museum entry charges apply.
Registration: https://bit.ly/2kQEEGg