Fri, 19 April, 2024 | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Movies at the Museum: Fanny and Alexander

Directed by Ingmar Bergman, 1982

3 hrs, 8 mins, Swedish with English subtitles

Bergman's semi-autobiographical film 'Fanny and Alexander' explores the vicissitudes of the lives of a pair of siblings upon the death of their father. Originally intended to be a television series, this Academy Award-winning film showcases Bergman's trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and passion.

Age group: 16+
Free and open to all. Seating on a first come, first serve basis.

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Sat, 27 April, 2024 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Brilliant Thing
A QTP Presentation

Every Brilliant Thing is an uplifting play about love, life, family, mental health and a list of all the wonderful things in the world! Presented as a live participative performance, this moving and intimate piece invites you to celebrate the joy found in everyday objects.

A unique experience that encourages everyone present to meet and interact with each other and the performer and in doing so, take the story forward.

Charges: Rs 200 per head
Age group: Suitable for Suitable for Ages 14+
Seating on a first come, first serve basis.

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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 creatively engaging with the Museum’s collection of artworks and exhibitions, encouraging critical engagement with Mumbai’s history, and artistic and cultural developments.

Going forward, the Museum will continue to offer online as well as select on-site programmes.

Sun, 14 April, 2024 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop: Our Heritage
Why is built heritage important?

With Alisha Sadikot

Presented by the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum to celebrate World Heritage Day, 2024

Curious about what makes a building a heritage site? They're not just spaces or structures; they are places brimming with stories from the past. Join us at the Museum as we explore some of Mumbai's famous heritage sites and brainstorm ideas on how we can make these historical spaces more inclusive and fun for everyone.

Language: English
Age: 8 - 14 years old
Charges: Free

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Thu, 18 April, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online Read with Me: The Story of Paithani

With writer and illustrator Radhika Tipnis

In collaboration with Jyotsna Prakashan

Presented by the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum to celebrate World Heritage Day, 2024

This World Heritage Day, join us as we explore the story of the famous Paithani sari from the town of Paithan in Maharashtra, as told through the eyes of its weaver!

Language: Marathi
Age: 8 - 12 years
Charges: Free | Session via Zoom

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Sat, 20 April, 2024 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Heritage Quiz: What’s Your Mumbai Quotient?

With Fiona Fernandez

Presented by the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum to celebrate World Heritage Day, 2024

Test your knowledge about the city and its suburbs in a fun, educational quiz that will take you to all across the north, south, east and west of Mumbai! Participate, learn and walk home with a prize!

Language: English
Age group: 13-17 year olds
Charges: Free of cost

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Tue, 23 April, 2024 (English) & Thu, April, 25 2004 (Hindi)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Science Session: Insights into Ivory?

In collaboration with STEAM Academy

Did you know that once upon a time, Mumbai was the world’s third-largest market for ivory? Join us online as we explore the story of the ivory trade and discover sustainable alternatives.

Age: Grades 5-8
Charges: Free of cost
The session will be held via Zoom

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Tuesday Talks

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to revisit our past talks by eminent scholars.
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Treasure Hunt Tuesdays

Solve riddles inspired by the Museum's permanent collection and win prizes!
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Flashback Fridays

Join us as we explore our past exhibitions and discuss their continuing relevance.
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Sunday Sketches

Share your artworks inspired by the Museum objects!
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Colouring Sheets

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.
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Playlists on Spotify

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.

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