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

Evolving Clay Practices - A Prelude to ‘Common Ground’ Indian Ceramics Triennale 2024

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.

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Nov 23 & 29, 2023 | 11 am - 12 pm

Online Science Session | From Pinhole to Pixels!

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.
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Sat, Nov 25th, 2023 | 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop: Animating Stories

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.
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All materials will be provided.

Saturday, 18th Nov 2023 | 4 pm - 5 pm

Shadaja | Explore Indian Classical Music

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 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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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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