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!
JUL 3, 2021 5 pm - 6 pm
In collaboration with Goshtarang
Performed by Ram Saidpure
Set in the African continent, Yemi's mother asks her to care for her younger brother Koku and the little girl is delighted at the prospect of taking on a grown-up task. The three of them set out to the village market, where mama will sell mangoes. Yemi soon loses Koku, but instead of the terrible things she imagines happening to him, the toddler is lovingly cared for by all of the adults he meets. Will Yemi and Koku meet again? What will the mother say?
'Goshtarang' is an innovative project by QUEST where they use 'theatre', as a part of a reading and writing enhancement program. Trained theatre professionals perform stories based on children's literature.
JUL 10, 2021 4 pm - 5
Presented by the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Curated by Shinibali Mitra Saigal
Join author Shweta Ganesh Kumar as she reads from her latest work, At Home, published by Pratham Books. At home is a story about siblings stuck at home during the pandemic. Like children around the world, they attend school online, play imaginary games indoors, and look out at nature from their window. They miss their auto rides, grandparents and ice-cream!
During the session, participants will share their new, at home, routines, what they miss the most, and one happy thing that has happened in the pandemic!
Fee: Rs 100 per participant
Session will be via Zoom. Limited seats available
JUL 31, 2021 11 am - 12 pm
In collaboration with The Sound Space
Join us for a musical workshop as we delve into the world of ragas through the Museum's ragamala collection. Ragamala paintings are an amalgamation of painting, poetry and music that once thrived in the royal courts of India. Listen to the stories these miniature paintings tell and the moods they portray and sing along!
The Sound Space is Kamakshi and Vishala Khurana’s labor of love deeply rooted in their musical childhood. With formal training in Indian music and psychology, this power duo today, is deconstructing the complexities of Indian music and using it to offer an enhanced life to children and adults alike.
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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