While you stay at home, BDL Museum helps you creatively engage with a vast selection of artworks from our collections and exhibitions. We are running interactive games and stories that reveal interesting historical facts as well as ideas about contemporary art at the Museum!
JUN 08, 2021 11 am - 12 pm
In collaboration with STEAM Academy
On this World Oceans Day, join us for a session to learn about the vital role Oceans play in our daily lives. Oceans are considered as the lungs of the Earth, a major source of food and medicine, and a crucial part of the biosphere. Plastic waste, climate change, water pollutants, and other factors are causing massive harm to the oceans and their habitats. Learn about the small steps that we can all take to protect and preserve the ocean and all that it sustains in this session.
The session is curated by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, founder of the STEAM Academy and delivered by Abhishek Arekar.
JUN 12, 2021 11 am - 12:30 pm
In collaboration with Kathanika
In our next #StorytimeSaturday, we meet a king who wants to travel to England and take India with him! The story will be followed by a short activity.
Conducted by Dr Sherline Pimenta K, researchers, experience curator and Master Storyteller at Kathanika! Sherline has a Masters in Communication Design and a PhD in Storytelling from IIT Bombay.
Jun 19 and 26, 2021 4 pm - 6 pm
Dr. Anagha Kusum
How do we start our day? Some wake up to the sound of an alarm or with a cup of tea in one hand and a plate of breakfast in the other. Others like to listen to the radio or read newspapers while drinking coffee in their favorite mug.
These utensils – the plate, the butter knife, the teacup, the bowl – are ordinary objects used daily. But there are unique stories to each one of them: where did it come from? Where and how was it made? Who made it? Some utensils make their way into our lives through phrases, proverbs, songs, and folktales. They define who we are as people.
Collecting stories about how our daily utensils came into our homes is a great way to learn about local and familial histories. Join us for a workshop to learn how to tease out these stories from our everyday utensils and explore them beyond their utilitarian purposes.
१९ आणि २६ जून २०२१ सायंकाळी ४ - ६
डाॅ. अनघा कुसुम
आपली दिवसाची सुरुवात कशी होते? काही जण घड्याळाच्या गजराने जागे होतात, तर काही एका हातात चहाचा कप घेत दुसऱ्या हाताने नाश्त्याचा आस्वाद घेतात. तर काहींना रेडिओ ऐकत वा वर्तमानपत्र चाळत आपल्या आवडत्या मगमध्ये काॅफीचा आस्वाद घ्यायला आवडतो.
बशी, सुरी, मग वा वाडगं - तसं तर दैनंदिन जीवनात आपण ही भांडी वापरत असतो. मात्र त्या प्रत्येकाची एक अनोखी गोष्ट असते: ही भांडी आली कुठून? ती कुठे आणि कशी बनवली गेली? ती कुणी बनवली? काही भांड्यांची ओळख तर आपल्याला गाणी, म्हणी आणि लोककथांतून झाली. पण महत्वाचं म्हणजे, ही भांडी आपण व्यक्ती म्हणून कोण आहोत याचा दाखला देणारी ठरली.
आपल्या घरी असलेली भांडी कुठून आणि कशी आली हे समजून घेणं म्हणजे स्थानिक आणि कौटुंबिक इतिहासाचा मागोवा घेणं. इतिहासाच्या ह्या पदराचा मागोवा कसा घ्यायचा आणि रोजच्या वापरातील भांड्यांकडे त्यांच्या उपयोगापलीकडे जाऊन कसं पहायचं हे जाणण्यासाठी ह्या ऑनलाईन कार्यशाळेत सहभागी व्हा!
Jun 26 and Jul 3, 2021 10 am - 12 pm
In collaboration with Sphere Arts Education
Sounds are waves that travel forever. Let's sit with them awhile and listen to the stories they have to tell.
Join Sphere Arts Education for a special workshop exploring how stories are told and enriched through sound design. Participants will be guided through an audio-story making exercise where they will write and design sound for a short story of their own, using objects and resources from their immediate environment.
Shruti Sridharan and Sananda Mukhopadhyaya are art based educators and theatre makers, and are the co-founders of Sphere Arts Education. Shruti is a performer, singer, writer and acting coach who has worked across theatre, film, publishing and corporate learning. Sananda is theatre lighting designer and director who specializes in making performances for very young audiences.
To mark the International Museum Day & Museum Week 2020, the BDL Museum hosted a webinar to discuss the future of art in public spaces with our speakers Nikhil Chopra, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, and Gayatri Sinha, moderated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta.
It addressed ways in which cultural spaces & institutions will meet artistic and audience demands in the changed environment.
Missed the live discussion? You can still view it on the BDL Museum's YouTube channel! Click HERE
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to revisit our past talks by eminent scholars.
Solve riddles inspired by the Museum's permanent collection and win prizes!
Join us as we explore our past exhibition and discuss their continuing relevance.
Share your artworks inspired by the Museum objects!
Established in 1857, the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad is the oldest Museum in Mumbai. It is a treasure house of decorative & industrial art objects. The richly designed interiors of the Museum include
the encaustic Minton tiles, imported for the Museum in the late 19th century. These patterns, found on the Grand Staircase & the Mumbai Gallery, are a treat for our visitors and are an
important part of the city's history.
BDL Museum is now on Spotify!
Tune into our curated playlist inspired by the BDL Museum's collection of Ragamala miniature paintings! The Ragamalas in the Museum’s collection are from the Jaipur school of miniatures. Ragamala, meaning 'garland of ragas', is a set of miniature paintings that depict personified ragas of Indian classical music. A raga is a melodic framework in Indian classical music with symbolic associations such as seasons, time, and mood. It is meant to evoke certain emotions among the listeners. Ragas also provide room for improvisation to musicians and singers.
The playlist features some of the most celebrated artists in Indian classical music. It begins with spirited morning ragas, progressing into soulful evening ragas.
Tune into our new playlist dedicated to the city of dreams - Mumbai. From 'Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan' to 'Gully Boy', the playlist tries to capture the essence of the city. The playlist features
songs of various musical styles that developed against the backdrop of the city, ranging from classic Bhendi Bazaar Gharana that developed in the city in the 1890s to contemporary Bollywood
music. The songs selected for the playlist draw inspiration from the city and its people
Piece-by-piece, make a Masterpiece!
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