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 | Create Your Museum Mystery Story

MARCH 02, 2019       11 am - 2 pm

In our current exhibition 'Spectral Times', artist and graphic novelist, Sarnath Banerjee responds to the Museum’s historic collection with a trove of stories which reveal the secret and surreal lives of ordinary people and where the unreal becomes real. Follow our main character, Birjis Bari, a reporter for a local quarterly magazine, as he records otherworldly encounters with seven characters.

Join us for a tour of the exhibition and listen into some of the stories. The tour will be followed by a workshop where you can write and illustrate your own mysteries around your favourite Museum object!

‘Spectral Times’ by Sarnath Banerjee

Curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, co-curated by Himanshu Kadam

On view from 23 February, 2019 - 26 May, 2019

Open to all over the age of 6
Museum entry ticket applicable

Free Tour | Hidden Histories of Museum

MARCH 09, 2019      4 pm - 5 pm

Our current exhibition, 'Spectral Times' by Sarnath Banerjee follows the character, reporter, Birjis Bari as he interviews a number of people from the city who have had otherworldly encounters, which reveal an invisible side to the city.

This special tour looks at lesser-known objects of the Museum and the hidden stories around them. Join us to uncover the secrets of the Museum and the city itself!

Free and open to all above the age of 8
Museum entry tickets applicable. No prior registration required.

Parent - Toddler Book club at the Museum!

MARCH 23, 2019       10.30 am - 11.30 am

In collaboration with Trilogy by The Eternal Library


How did our city come to be? Piece together the story bit by bit and take a walk through the Museum's latest exhibition 'Spectral Times' to understand how stories are told through pictures.

DAhalya Naidu is the co-founder of a library and bookstore in Mumbai called Trilogy. She has worked as a journalist and manuscript editor, and has taught creative writing to children.

Age Group: 3.5 to 5 year olds, only one parent with every child

Registration: Limited seats, register now via the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/DHF2rSnHqrSEkWFc2

Talk | Insights into Space Engineering and Exploration by Dr. Anita Sengupta

MARCH 24, 2019       4 pm - 6 pm

In collaboration with the Academy of STEAM

Mars is the next destination to explore in our journey through the solar system. Join us for a talk by Dr. Anita Sengupta as she discusses the motivation for Mars exploration and how engineering challenges are tackled with cutting-edge technologies and out-of-the-box thinking. Engineering the Red Planet is the key to our future and understanding our past!

Dr. Anita Sengupta is a NASA rocket scientist and aerospace engineer who for the past 20 years has been developing spacecraft technologies that have enabled the exploration of Mars, Asteroids, and deep space. She is now leading the next generation of technologies that use space age tech right here at home to improve transportation with a reduced carbon footprint including the hyperloop and electric aircraft as the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX).

About STEAM Academy:

Dr. A.P. Jayaraman founded Academy for the Advancement of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) stories in 2018, which focuses on creating awareness of the concept of using stories to communicate scientific concepts.

Free and open to all with Museum entry ticket.

Limited seating on first come, first serve basis.

Register now via the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/B7cmmVRnYL620pBC2