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.
28th Nov 2023 | 4:30 - 7:30 pm
The Museum is delighted to host "Evolving Clay Practices - A Prelude to ‘Common Ground’ Indian Ceramics Triennale 2024" on 28th Nov 2023 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. This event is presented by 'The Indian Ceramics Triennale' in partnership with Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum and Avid Learning.
Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, Managing Trustee and Honorary Director, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, will introduce the attendees to the history of Bombay School Pottery. Co-Curators, Indian Ceramics Triennale 2024 Anjani Khanna and Sharbani Das Gupta will provide a glimpse of the programming of the forthcoming edition, accompanied by a film on the work of some of the participating artists, who will then be in an engrossing conversation with Editor, Art India Magazine Abhay Sardesai. This dialogue will expand globally with the participation of British practitioners from the Ceramics Research Centre at the University of Westminster in conversation with Artist and Co-Curator, Indian Ceramics Triennale 2024, Madhvi Subrahmanian.
This talk with give our audiences an opportunity to engage with and appreciate ceramics, a medium that bridges time and cultures, and the transformative artistry of clay, as we await the Indian Ceramics Triennale 2024.
Nov 23 & 29, 2023 | 11 am - 12 pm
In collaboration with STEAM Academy
Did you know that the history of the cameras began even before the advent of photography? In fact, the earliest cameras didn't produce photographs; instead, they projected images onto screens or surfaces. From the modest camera obscura to today's advanced selfie cameras, the evolution of photography has been an extraordinary journey. Join us in this captivating session as we delve into how science and technology innovations have fundamentally revolutionised how we capture our memories.
Charges: Free | Age: Grade 5 - 7
The session will be via Zoom.
Sat, Nov 25th, 2023 | 4 pm - 5:30 pm
In collaboration with Toon Club
Animation is a key element of visual storytelling, bringing stories to life! Join us with Toon Club for a captivating adventure into the realm of animation. Uncover the basics of frame-by-frame animation, delve into the earliest forms of animations like the thaumatrope and phenakistoscope, and get hands-on in creating your very own unique animation!
The workshop will be conducted by Tehzeeb Khurana, founder of Toon Club and a celebrated Animation Director with over 20 years of experience.
Charges: Free | Age: Grade 5 - 7
Age: 8 - 16 years old
Venue: Education Center, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Charges: Rs 100 per participant. Limited Spots.
All materials will be provided.
Saturday, 18th Nov 2023 | 4 pm - 5 pm
In collaboration with The Sound Space
Delve into the world of Indian classical music with your little one! In this parent-toddler workshop, we will explore rhythm, storytelling through ragas, rhymes with easy movements, and musical games.
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 duo is deconstructing the complexities of Indian music and using it to offer an enhanced life to children and adults alike. They believe that the power of music can facilitate the learning process and make it a more enjoyable one.
Age: 1-6 years | Language: English
Charges: Rs.100 per child. Limited spots available | Click HERE to register.
A child must be accompanied by a caregiver. Accompanying adults do not require separate tickets.
Free for children from Municipal or aided schools and NGOs. Please write to us on email@example.com to book your spot.
Venue: Education Centre, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Sat, Nov 04, 2023 | 11 am - 12 pm
Material theatre play for the early years
Let's dive into the world of shapes and forms! Join us with Sananda Mukhopadhyaya in our parent-toddler session where we'll kick things off with a digital performance screening of 'Golla,' followed by an interactive activity. Get ready to unfurl a new world with dough!
Golla is a material theatre film conceptualized and performed by educator and theatre maker Sananda Mukhopadhyaya. She is a co-founder of Sphere Arts Education, specialises in working at the intersection of Arts and Education.
Age: 2 - 5 years | Charges: Rs.100 per child
Limited spots available | Click HERE to register.
All the materials will be provided by the museum.
A child must accompany a caregiver. An accompanying adult does not require a separate ticket.
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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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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