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

Free Activity: Scavenger Hunt

JULY 1, 2017      11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a Scavenger Hunt to explore the history of the Museum and fun stories about the object on display! Can you find all the objects that will help you decode the puzzles & riddles through the hunt?

Charges: Only Museum entry ticket applicable
Age Group: 6 - 15

Register at education@bdlmuseum.org


Workshop: Learn Warli Art!

JULY 09, 2017      12:00 Pm - 03:00 pm

Join us for a tour of our latest exhibition 'Mumbai Return - Journeys Beyond the City', learn about the history and aesthetics of Warli Art and try your hand at creating your own Warli painting!

The workshop will be conducted by Warli artist Sandeep Bhoir and the urbzteam. Inspired by a central Warli Art display that explores the rural-urban connect between Mumbai and Konkan.

Age: Open to children over 6 years of age and adults.

Charges: Rs 100 per head, inclusive of Museum entry ticket and materials.

Register at education@bdlmuseum.org

About Sandeep Bhoi:

Sandeep is a practicing Warli artist from a village known as 'Kasa' in Dahanu. He brings the traditional nuances of Warli art to the architectural and social themes explored in the works created by urbz. Sandeep has also showcased his art as part of urbz in Geneva, Switzerland.

About urbz:

Urbz is a collective of urban researchers, anthropologists, architects, designers and activists specialized in local development, mobility, participatory planning and governance. We are based in Mumbai, Goa, Geneva, Bogota, Sao Paulo and Seoul. Our multidisciplinary team brings various skills to shape projects and places from these diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

About the exhibition:

For many Mumbaikars, home is here and there, stretched between two inescapable and complementary polarities. The exhibition depicts the circulatory journey of urban families between their neighbourhoods in Mumbai and their villages in the Konkan. It brings together traditional artistic renderings, architectural drawings of vernacular houses and settlements, portraits of families and model homes made by contemporary artisans, along with interactive digital installations and videos.

The mass exodus from rural India does not end in hyper-dense centres but loops back to villages, which are transforming as rapidly as cities. The railways help millions of city dwellers maintain active links with their ancestral regions and villages. These belong as much to the future as to the past.

'Mumbai Return' explores the relationship between the urban and the rural, the city and the country. It invites Mumbaikars to reflect on their connections with rural India.


Activity: Community Drum Circle

JULY 15, 2017      04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

An event where members of the public are invited to drum and create music together. It’s a stress buster, a great way to meet like-minded people and an opportunity to reconnect with your inner rhythm.

Taal Inc. brings music to each and every one in the community! These Community Drum Circles are our little step towards bringing drums, rhythm and the sheer joy that they precede, into every single home. They do these drum circles in Pune, Mumbai and Goa.

You need not be a drummer or musician to be a part of our monthly sessions. If you have an instrument, bring it along else you will be provided with a drum / percussion instrument.

So Mumbaikars, come join us for an evening where you will sing, dance, drum and make new friends!

In collaboration with Taal Inc.

Charges: Rs. 100 for adults

Free for 12 years to 18 years

To register please write to education@bdlmuseum.org

Come. Drum. Be One.

Once Again - You DON'T have to be a drummer to take part in our Drum Circle. NO prior musical experience is required.


From Timber to Timbre: A Sarod masterclass by Suresh Vyas

JULY 22, 2017      04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

A masterclass tracing the glorious history of the melodious instrument the Sarod, from its humble origins to its present form.Suresh Vyas of the Senia Maihar Gharana will unravel the instrument even as he shares stories of the great maestro Baba Allauddin Khan.The programme will conclude with a short recital of 2 Raags created by Baba Allauddin Khan.

Charges: Rs. 100 (inclusive of Museum entry charges)

About Shri Suresh Vyas: Suresh Vyas has earned his tutelage under the legendary Ma Annapurna Deviji daughter of Baba Alauddin Khan. Suresh has been learning the Sarod for over 35 yrs. He is a teacher, performer and a raconteur and has to his credit several performances and speaking assignments.