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

Workshop | Learn Black Pottery with Master Craftsman!

In collaboration with Ekibeki Foundation

JANUARY 26 & 27, 2019      

The workshop will begin with a brief introduction to pottery, its history and present forms. This session will also focus on the materials being used and their significance.

Each participant will be given raw materials to make a small cup and an additional ready cup to learn the cane piping process to be done on its handle.

About the Workshop:
Traditionally known as 'Longpi Ham', the Longpi Pottery is mainly practiced by the Tangkhul community in Manipur. The Longpi pottery is made from a mixed paste of ground black serpentine stone and special brown clay, which is only found in the Longpi village. The pots are manually shaped, polished and sun dried. The potters heat the pots in a bonfire for up to 6 days to be completed.

About the Artisan:
The workshop will be conducted by Wungshungmi Shangrei, who belongs to the Thangkul Naga tribe in Manipur. He learnt the art of pottery from his father and eventually shifted his base to Delhi 12 years ago. He has been associated with the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd. He has also exhibited his pottery ware at several exhibitions across the country including Kalagram Chandigarh National Craft Mela 2016 organised by the Govt. of India, Dastkari Craft Bazaar, Delhi Haat, etc.

Workshop Schedule:
26th Jan 2019 | 11 am to 1:30 pm
Workshop for children between 7 - 15 years of age with a brief tour of the Museum's pottery collection

26th Jan 2019 | 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Workshop for only Adults with a brief tour of the Museum's pottery collection

27th Jan 2019 | 11 am to 1:30 pm
Workshop for family groups with a brief tour of the Museum's pottery collection

27 Jan 2019 | 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Workshop for only Adults with a brief tour of the Museum's pottery collection

Charges: Rs 200 per head for any session, inclusive of the Museum's entry ticket and materials.
Register: https://goo.gl/forms/c9EU2eRnigBKXbY02

Items made by the artisan will be available on sale during the workshop. These will be charged separately and not including in the workshop charges.

Only 30 seats per workshop. NGO groups and municipal school children can attend the workshop free of cost.


The Handmade Collective in collaboration with A Hundred Hands

Exhibition and Sale of Indian Handicrafts

JANUARY 10 - 14, 2019       10.00 am - 07.00 pm

The annual Handmade Collective in collaboration with A Hundred Hands is back at the Museum for a third consecutive year!

A Hundred Hands' initiative, The Annual Handmade Collective, a showcase and sale of handmade arts and crafts from across India. The sale and exhibition of Indian handicrafts will be held from 10th to 14th January 2019 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Over 55 artists from across India will display a range of products, including textiles and garments, jewelry, household goods, toys and gifts. The event is being organized by A Hundred Hands, a not for profit organization that aims to promote the joys of handmade and help artisans earn a more sustainable income from their craft.

This year, A Hundred Hands is launching a new theme called the ‘Wonder of Water' to raise consciousness about the depleting water resources and the need to focus on its conservation. The member artists showcased at this Crafts Fair will pay a tribute to water through specially designed collections.

We have planned workshops for families, children and Coffee Mornings for interaction with artisans through the duration of The Handmade Collective!

Dates: 10 to 14th January 2019

Special Timings: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last entry 6:30 pm)

Closed on Wednesdays and certain public holidays.

Please note that the last entry to the Museum’s galleries is at 5:30 pm. The Museum shuts at 6 pm. Parking available. Last entry for vehicles is at 5:30 pm

Venue: Museum Plaza, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Museum entry ticket applicable.


COFFEE MORNINGS AND WORKSHOPS AS PART OF THE HANDMADE COLLECTIVE

In Collaboration with A Hundred Hands

JANUARY 10 - 14, 2019      

As part of the Handmade Collective, Coffee Mornings, demonstrations by award winning artists have been planned from 10th to 14th January, 2019. During these sessions, the audience will get to interact with the artists to know more about their arts. Workshop sessions will also be planned for family groups.

Schedule of activities:

10th January 2019, 11 am to 12 pm | Palm Leaf Engraving – The ancient art of Odisha
Museum entry ticket applicable. No extra charges.

11th January 2019, 11 am to 12 pm | Demonstration of a painting with a single hair technique and Kawad Performance – The story telling technique of ancient India
Museum entry ticket applicable. No extra charges.

12th January 2019, 11 am to 1 pm | An Introduction to the Charkha
Museum entry ticket applicable. Please note that this session is charged at Rs 200 per head.

13th January 2019, 11 am to 1 pm | An Introduction to the Charkha
Museum entry ticket applicable. Please note that this session is charged at Rs 200 per head.

14th January 2019, 11 am to 12 pm | An Introduction to Shibori
Museum entry ticket applicable. No extra charges.

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