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: Make Your Own Postcard!

SEPTEMBER 01, 2018      2 pm - 5 pm

Imagine you are writing back in time to someone in the 19th - 20th century Mumbai, when it was known as 'Bombay'! What would you write? How would you describe the changes you see in your city today?

Take a tour of our ongoing special exhibition 'Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj' and be inspired to create your own postcard!

Language: English/Hindi

Venue: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable. Materials will be provided free of cost.

Age group: Open to children over 6 years of age or families and adults

Limited seating on first come, first serve basis.

Registration:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc10bYt_YXy-6ay187-yAYS-62yNVU8rPF-4zGYxcyZvVDy3Q/viewform


Workshop: Mandana Folk Art

With National Award winner Lakhi Chand Jain

SEPTEMBER 07, 2018      11 am - 2 pm

In collaboration with Mandanagraphy

Mandana is an art form that is spontaneously created on the walls, floors, courtyards or verandahs in Western India during festivals. This art form uses popular motifs from the natural world and is based on the five essential elements of nature.

The artist will speak about the evolution of the art form, its symbolism and give a demo. Participants can then create their own Mandana art.

Charges: Rs 250 per head, inclusive of all materials and Museum entry ticket
Language: Hindi
Age group: Open to all over 18 years of age.

Capacity: This workshop is limited to 30 spots only.
Tickets will be available on BookMyShow shortly.
On-the-spot booking available only in case there are last minute cancellation or if spots are available.
Registrations close on 6 Sept 2018 at 6 pm.


Free Activity: Make Your Own Montage!

SEPTEMBER 08, 2018      02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Join us on a guided tour of the exhibition 'M.V. Dhurandhar: The Artist as Chronicler'. Observe the ways in which Dhurandhar has depicted people, often portraying interesting narratives in his paintings through the use of multiple characters.

Be inspired to create your own collage or montage of images that would resemble a Dhurandhar painting! You may use newspaper or magazine cutouts to create your montages.

Age Group: Suitable for children over 8 years of age. Open to adults and family groups. Charges: Museum entry charges applicable. All materials will be provided free of cost. Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtvOf1bE0mOxhF32EecJQ0_S7estnMzMEFuC_IrAboKYYPtA/viewform

Limited seating on a first come, first serve basis.


One Day, One Story | ‘A Cloud of Trash’ by Karanjeet Kaur

A Story Reading Session for Children

SEPTEMBER 08, 2018      4 pm - 5 pm

In collaboration with Pratham Books

Come celebrate International Literacy Day with a story reading by author and journalist Karanjeet Kaur!

Age group: Open to all over 5 years of age, parents can accompany. .
Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable.
Venue: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum


Workshop: Make An Eco-Friendly Ganapati Idol!

SEPTEMBER 08, 2018      2 pm - 4 pm

In collaboration with Centre for Environmental Research & Education (CERE)

Join us for an afternoon workshop to create your own Ganapati using eco-friendly materials, colours and decorations!

Age: 6-15 years .
Cost: Rs 150 per child inclusive of all materiel and Museum entry tickets.
Venue: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Capacity: Limited to 30 spots only.

Tickets to go live soon on BookMyShow!
On the spot booking possible only in case there are last minute cancellation or if spots are available.


Free Workshop | Stories of Weights & Measures

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018      11:00 am - 01:00 pm

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

We learn to manage the world around us through metrology, the science of weights and measurements. Learn stories of the old Imperial system as well as the modern Metric system of measurement in this interactive workshop. Renowned nuclear scientist, Dr. A.P. Jayaraman will share seven short stories which can be applied to classrooms to teach students basic units of measurements.

Dr. A.P. Jayaraman is a renowned nuclear scientist and Vice-Chairman of the National Centre for Science Communicators, with 50 years of experience. All school teachers at middle school level (5th-8th grade) teaching science and related subjects are encouraged to participate. B.Ed Science students and others interested may also attend. Workshop will be conducted in English.

Venue: Education centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Free Workshop, Museum entry charges apply.
Registration:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdl0_3GrsepzFlt_PEwfgcs-ph8QZAkAS83Mczmbf2mubEjGQ/viewform


Free Activity | Learn to Analyse Handwriting!

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018      11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Explore the ongoing exhibition 'Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj' from the fresh perspective of graphology! Graphology attempts to understand human personality through the analysis of handwriting and signatures. It is used in forensic investigations by experts.

Join us for a fun session on Graphology to know if your handwriting reflects your personality traits. Take a tour of the exhibition of and analyse the handwriting on postcards from the late 19th to mid-20th century with Graphology practitioner Prof. Prajesh Trotsky!

Age group: 12 years and above
Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable. All materials will be provided.
Registration:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdewm0NjoxKaeS2IAZHlw5ymETgRn2OA9fLzBRRQoWtK3WMKA/viewform

Limited seats on first come, first serve basis.