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 Workshop | Asymmetrical Objects

MAR 03, 2018      11 am - 2 pm

Join us for a free activity inspired by the artworks on display as part of the Museum's ongoing exhibition 'Asymmetrical Objects'. The exhibition title refers to Nature and Science, which were the founding principles of the Museum. The participants will explore the main themes of the exhibition - environmental degradation, biodiversity and science fiction - and create their own artwork with natural and found material.

Age group: 6 to 12 year old

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2ox4EIW

Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable, workshop is free of cost. All materials included.

Free Workshop | Let’s talk ‘Trash’

MAR 10, 2018      4 pm - 5.40 pm

Come in to watch and listen about the story of “Trash” through two very different mediums: an interactive contemporary art installation and a story!

In artist Shilpa Gupta's art installation titled 'Shadows', the participants will enter a room and see their shadow projection on a wall. This interactive work is almost like a video game with them being an active participant. Within minutes, your shadows vanish, taken over by other shadows! Whooosh! Why? What? How?

In Karanjeet Kaur's book, 'A Cloud of Trash' is hanging over Cheeko’s head making her the unhappiest girl in the world. Find out how she gets rid of it.

This workshop will engage the participants in shadow play, storytelling and learn simple concepts about waste management like segregation & three R’s - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Inspired by the ongoing exhibition 'Asymmetrical Objects' curated by Tasneem Mehta and Himanshu Kadam. On view at the Museum till 27 March.

About the resource person:
This session will be conducted by Maulshree Kalothia. Maulshree is a certified storyteller and runs the partnership Storytelling@Prithvi wherein she tells folk tales and classical stories once-a-month. She also runs her storytelling classes in Bandra and Juhu.

Age Group: 5 to 10 year olds

Session is free of cost, Museum entry ticket is applicable.

Only 30 seats available!

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2F5PMYj

Take a Multi-Sensory Tour!

MAR 11, 2018      11am - 12.30 pm

Join Siddhant Shah, access and interpretation specialist, on a multi-sensory tour of the Museum's new exhibition on Nature and Science, 'Asymmetrical Objects'. Get hands on, participate and experience art in new ways!

In collaboration with Access For ALL

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2F4dW9P

Free and pen to all, Museum entry charges apply, Limited availability.

Be a Scientific Teacher and SciStory Person

MAR 16, 2018      11 am - 2 pm

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

A teacher-training workshop aimed to introduce teachers and educators to STEAM stories and encourage them to create science stories, which they can use as value additions to science teaching in classrooms.

This workshop will cover the concept of STEAM and STEAM stories, how to create them and deliver them in classrooms. There will also be a narration of STEAM stories covering the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. The workshop is divided into 6 sessions of 30 minutes each. Worksheets and Reading Material will be provided.

This workshop will be conducted by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, a renowned nuclear scientist and Vice-Chairman of the National Centre for Science Communicators. Dr. Jayaraman has had 50 years of experience in scientific research, engineering processes, technology missions and teaching management sciences. He is the President of the Academy of STEAM stories and specializes in creative science literature for children. A story scripted by him will be used in this workshop.

All school teachers at middle school level (8th/9th/10th grade) teaching science and related subjects are encouraged to participate. B.Ed Science students may also attend. Workshop will be conducted in English.

Free Workshop, museum entry charges apply.

For registration: http://bit.ly/2Hlx5k5

Write with Art: Craft a Story of the Museum

MAR 17, 2018      11 am - 1 pm

In collaboration with author Reshma Krishnan Barshikar

Engage with the Museum’s ongoing exhibition on Nature and Science through crafty word play, twisting plot-lines and creative characterisation. Author Reshma Krishnan Barshikar introduces children to the basic traits of creative writing and the use of graphic organisers, helping build a discipline of writing craft.

Artists on display: Atul Bhalla, Jitish Kallat, Manish Nai, Mithu Sen, Prajakta Potnis, Ranbir Kaleka, Reena Kallat, Rohini Devasher, Sahej Rahal, Shilpa Gupta

Age: 10-15 years

Cost: Rs 200 per participant inclusive of materials and museum entry tickets.

Number of tickets: 30

Tickets available on Book My Show.

For enquiries please email education@bdlmuseum.org.

Workshop: Nature Across Borders

MAR 25, 2018      10 am - 12.30 pm

Learn how human activity impacts the biodiversity around us and the importance of preserving nature.

Join us for a trail to explore the biodiversity at Rani Bagh - trees, insects and birds - followed by a special tour focused on the contemporary artwork 'Earth Citizens' by Reena Kallat on view at the Museum.

Participants will then engage in a hands-on activity to create their own imaginative species of plants or birds, name it, and write a short story about it!

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2t7kzT2

Open to family groups

Charges: Activity is free of cost, Museum entry charges and Rani Bagh entry charges applicable.