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 Session | Electromagnetism

In collaboration with STEAM Academy (Science, Technology, Electronics, Art and Math)

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019       11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Did you that that the scientists earlier believed that magnetism and electricity were not related? 200 years ago, a Danish scientist, Hans Christian Oersted, began a new scientific epoch when he discovered that an electric current flowing through a wire could move a nearby magnet.

Join us for this session to learn about magnets, magnetic forces, and the relationship between magnetic and electric forces. You will also explore how magnets create electricity and understand the interplay of electric and magnetic fields which is also the basis for electric motors, generators, and many other modern technologies. The session will introduce the participants to the concept of Lithium-ion battery that has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry!

The session will be conducted by scientist Vinod Kumar Sonawane and curated by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, founder of the STEAM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Venue: Education Centre, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Language: English
Age Group: Grade 6 and above
Charges: Museum Entry Ticket Applicable

Festive Fun | Celebrate Diwali at the BDL Museum!

OCT 26, 2019       11:00 am - 2:00 pm

This Diwali, join us at the Museum for fun activities for the entire family or a group of friends!

- Museum Tour

Explore the Museum's story, its collection highlights and the latest exhibitions.
11:30 - 12:30 pm - English
12:30 - 1:30 pm - Hindi/Marathi

- Create Your Own Lantern/Diya

Add personal touch to your Diwali decorations by taking home a DIY paper lantern or clay diya!
11:00 am - 2pm

Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English
Only Museum entry charges applicable. All materials provided.
Open to all age groups and family groups.
No prior registration necessary.

Free Workshop | Create your own Miniature Costume!

OCT 26, 2019       11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a fun, DIY workshop on how to create miniature Angarkhas, Jamas, Choghas, and Sherwani. The workshop will start with a walkthrough of the exhibition. This will be followed by a simple activity where you can make your own miniature garment using basic stitches and pattern cutouts.

Inspired by the on-going exhibition ‘Classic Miniature Costumes’ by textile artist Geeta Khandelwal who has meticulously recreated miniature garments of ceremonial and everyday attire of the maharajas of India, drawing on fabric and styles over a span of a hundred years, from 1850 to 1950.

(Note: The workshop is not an advance stitching class. No prior stitching experience is required to attend this workshop)

Register at education@bdlmuseum.org

Age Group: 8 years and above

Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable. All materials provided