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: Japanese Tie and Dye (Shibori)

MAY 07, 2017      10:30 am - 01:30 pm

This summer learn the art of Japanese tie and dye and create your own unique designs and style! Shibori is the Japanese term for tie-dye techniques that are a part of the various resist-dyeing techniques found in different forms across many cultures.

The process of tie-dye typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating or crumpling a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dyes. Shibori teaches you to see cloth as a 3-dimensional object, and visualize intricate designs that are brought to life with dyes.

Conducted in collaboration with Iteeha

Age Group: Open for all over 6 years of age. Individuals and family groups can register.
Charges: Rs 500 per head inclusive of the materials and Museum entry ticket.

Material: Children will be given tshirts to experiment with dyes and adults will be given fabric pieces.

Registration enquiries: education@bdlmuseum.org


Workshop: Pottery Making and Painting

MAY 14, 2017      10:30 am - 01:30 pm

Explore the Museum's collection of different kinds of pottery and ceramic ware from the Sir J.J. School of Art and get inspired to create or paint your own pottery using the pinch-and-coil technique or a potter's wheel!

The workshop will begin with a tour of the Museum's pottery collection. Interpretive activity sheets detailing out information and a fun drawing activity will be handed out during the tour. The participants will then paint their own individual pots and will be assisted by a professional potter to create their own wheel-made pottery! Each participant gets to make one clay pot on the wheel.

Age Group: This workshop is open to all over 5 years of age and family groups where parents can participate as well. The Museum tour and workshop activity is designed a younger age group.

Charges: Rs. 200 per head inclusive of the materials and Museum entry ticket.

Venue: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Registration enquiries: education@bdlmuseum.org

Limited seats. Prior registrations compulsory.


Workshop: Discovering Perfume - First Steps in Perfumery

MAY 20, 2017      02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Learn the basics of olfactory senses, fragrances and how our nose identifies different smells. Experiment with mixing different combinations of smells and go home with your own unique fragrance!

This workshop will be conducted by professional perfumer Monisha Mullick. Monisha Mullick is the Creative Head – Fine Fragrances of Goldfield Fragrances Pvt. Ltd. Through an extensive career of 35 years, she has worked closely with chemists and perfumers to develop custom-made fragrances for leading cosmetic companies. Monisha is a Guest Lecturer at Vaze College, Mumbai, and Nirma University, Ahmedabad and also conducts perfumery workshops for diverse age groups.

Charges: Rs 250 per head

Age Group: 9 - 15 year olds

Register here


Workshop: Japanese Tie and Dye (Shibori)

MAY 21, 2017      10:30 am - 01:30 pm

This summer learn the art of Japanese tie and dye and create your own unique designs and style! Shibori is the Japanese term for tie-dye techniques that are a part of the various resist-dyeing techniques found in different forms across many cultures.

The process of tie-dye typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating or crumpling a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dyes. Shibori teaches you to see cloth as a 3-dimensional object, and visualize intricate designs that are brought to life with dyes.

Conducted in collaboration with Iteeha

Age Group: Open for all over 6 years of age. Individuals and family groups can register.

Age Group: 9 - 15 year olds

Register here


Workshop: Cyanotype Photo Printing

MAY 28, 2017      10:30 am - 01:30 pm

A Cyan-tific Method! Cyanotype Photo printing workshop: Cyanotype is a historical photography printing process which was invented around 1800. The cyanotype was one of the earliest photographic processes which produce permanent images in an elegant assortment of blue values. Briefly, it’s a simple process where one can print their own photographs on a sheet of paper. One can also use this technique of printing on various fabrics. Many use this technique to make photo prints on T-shirts.

Workshop program:

STAGE 1: Understanding the process - cyanotype. Talking about the process, preparing the chemicals and testing the chemical by taking out a sample print is what we will cover in this part. Participants will get an overall idea on how this process works so that in next stage each one can print a copy of cyanotype of their own

STAGE 2: Printing the photo impressions. In this stage people will prepare the photo paper for printing impressions of objects. where we will analyze the outcome and discuss the problems

STAGE 3: Printing the photographs. This will be the final stage where an individual will print a final photograph for them to take home with all know-how about the cyanotype process.

About the Artist:
The workshop will be conducted by our guest artist- Siddhartha Kaneria. Siddhartha hails from Rajkot and has a degree in Interior Design. He is the Head of a visual communication design firm If Design Studio Pvt. Ltd. along with two, partners Allen & Irfan. Passionate about photography, he loves to learn and explore historical photography printing processes. Siddhartha has conducted several workshops on cyanotype for institutes and design studios.

Presented in collaboration with Open Bracket Open bracket is an experimental platform for all things creative! We organize and curate custom made workshops that stand firmly in the no man’s land between classroom lectures and professional training, though never shying from mandatory hops of fun. The workshops are conducted by professionals who are invited from an extensive list of artists and creators from all over the country. To know more log on to -http://openbracket.in/

Age Group: Open to all over 15 years of age Charges: Rs 500 per head, inclusive of all materials and Museum entry charges
Registration enquiries: p.openbracket@gmail.com