Free Public Tours

Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.

Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.


NOV 11, 2018        05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Mumbai Local with Junoon

The Emotion of Sound

Join us for an evening of entry into a world we rarely get access to - the wonderful, creative world of the sound designer Abhishek Nair who plays with sound and silence to make every moment come alive.


NOV 04 & 18, 2018        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Live Music

with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Listen to Folk Fusion, Uttarbhartiya and Uttarakhandi Folk at the Museum Plaza!


NOV 30, 2018     06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Movies at the Museum

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

Launched on April 3rd 2015, 'Movies at the Museum' is a monthly screening programme, curated by filmmaker and cinematographer, Avijit Mukul Kishore, and architect and urban designer, Rohan Shivkumar. The programme includes films and videos made in different genres – documentary, fiction, animation and visual art. Film, art and academic practitioners are invited from time to time to engage in discussion on their work. The screenings are free and open to public.


NOV 18, 2018     04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Children’s Film Festival

In collaboration with Canada

The Museum is delighted to present 'Children’s Film Festival' featuring exciting Canadian animated stories about children and their freedom, rights and values. Join us for these fun and educational monthly film screenings!


NOV 29, 2018     06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

From the Paletts collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

Le Caravage - The Saint Matthew Series (around 1600) (30”)
Piero Della Francesca - The flagellation (around 1610) (30”)
Persian Miniatures - The gardens of paradise (around 1620-24) (30”)


NOV 03 & 04, 2018        06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

Festive Fun | Celebrate Diwali at the BDL Museum!

This Diwali, join us at the Museum for various fun, traditional activities such as building your own clay fort, DIY lantern and diya making!


NOV 11, 2018        11.00 am - 01.00 pm

Free Activity | Explore Mexican Amates!

Explore the history and stories behind this traditional Mexican art form produced by the Otomi and Nahua communities in the village of San Pablito, Mexico, and learn how to make your own 'Amates'!


NOV 25, 2018        11:00 am - 05:00 pm

Free Activity: Games Mela!

Inspired by the Museum's permanent collection of clay models and dioramas showcasing traditional Indian indoor and outdoor games, we have put together fun games for the entire family!


NOV 20, 2018        06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Screening: Launch of 'Documentary Now'

By Marg Publications

Join us at the Museum for an evening of screenings to celebrate the launch of Marg Publication's latest magazine 'Documentary Now' which traces the evolution of documentary film making in India in the last few decades.

Public Lecture

NOV 03, 2018        06 pm - 7.30 pm

Modernism Insight

Lecture by Ram Rahman

This lecture will present a wide body of new work being made by photographers and artists as they look back at modernist architecture and planning across the world. A shift from straight architectural photography, artists are engaging with more complex histories of lived modernism, many through photography.

Public Lecture

NOV 13, 2018        06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Apna Heritage Archive | Punjabi Migration to Wolverhampton: A Photographic Journey 1960-1989

By Anand Chabra

Anand Chhabra will present the research behind the Apna Heritage Archive which impacted the City of Wolverhampton and the Punjabi Community in the UK and beyond. The talk will reveal how a displaced Indian community (over 40,000 Punjabi Indians) in the City of Wolverhampton developed from their formative years of migration between 1960s-80s and what impact they have had in the Black Country region of the UK.

Public Lecture

NOV 15, 2018        06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Distinctive Individualism: Abanindranath, Gaganendranath and Rabindranath Tagore

By Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Mallik

Through an overview to the oeuvres of the three Tagores, Abanindranath, Gaganendranath and Rabindranath, the presentation will seek to articulate the speaker’s enthusiasm and excitement on the distinctively individual approaches in trajectories of the early modern in Indian art from Bengal, ranging from a negotiation with what came to stand in for ‘tradition’ to the firm conviction in the dictum of a global ‘world in a nest’.

Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Mallik holds a PhD in Art History from the M.S. University of Baroda. He is currently Professor & Head in the Department of History of Art, Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharti, Santiniketan.

Public Lecture

NOV 17, 2018        06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Mis/Understanding S.N.S. Sastry: Propaganda / Anti-propaganda at Films Division India

By Avijit Mukul Kishore

Films Division India (FDI), the Indian government’s documentary production organisation, conducted some unprecedented and original experiments with the non-fiction film in the period from 1965 to 1975. This period is sometimes referred to as the 'Golden Age' or the 'experimental film period' of FDI. This illustrated talk will feature and examine the work of one of the foremost figures of this period -- S.N.S. Sastry.

Avijit Mukul Kishore is a film-maker and cinematographer. He studied cinematography at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and has a bachelors degree in history from Hindu College, Delhi.

Public Lecture

NOV 24, 2018        06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

The Radical Collective and Contemporarie

By Shivaji Panikkar

The lecture will focus on the ideology of the Radical collective while trying to understand the overall art trends of the decade of 1980s. While analyzing the art of prominent artists of the collective, analogously the talk will engage with the art of prominent contemporaries.


DEC 02, 2018        05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Museum Katta

Parva Amcha Popat Warla!

Join us for dramatic reading of 'Parva Aamcha Popat Warla', one-act play by Dr. Chandrashekhar Phansalkar! It's a light hearted satire weaved around death of a pet bird. Atul Pethe will narrate the script.

Session will be conducted in Marathi.