Learning at the Museum

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 encouraging critical engagement with Mumbai’s history, and artistic and cultural developments.


What’s On

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum invites schools and colleges to join us for a guided walkthrough of our latest exhibition 'The Witness' by Nalini Malani. Curated by Tasneem Mehta and Johan Pijnappel, the exhibition showcases a mix of video art, stop-motion animation, reverse paintings and charcoal drawings on walls, the exhibition deals with the ideas of oppression and justice.

Nalini Malani is a pioneer of experimental art in India. She has secured a Diploma in Fine Arts from Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, 1969 and the French Government Scholarship for Fine Arts to study in Paris from 1970 to 1972. She has been awarded several highly prestigious, international awards including the Fukoka Prize (2013) and Joan Miro Prize (2019).

Tours and workshops are available in English, Hindi and Marathi on prior request within the Museum's working hours. Please book atleast one week in advance.

Contact: education@bdlmuseum.org / +91 22 23731234

Timing: 10 am to 5:30 pm. Closed all Wednesdays.

Charges:
Guided tours - Free for educational institutions | Museum entry ticket applicable.
Workshops - INR 150 per student for educational institutions.
Free for Municipal or aided schools and NGOs.


Free Activity | Story Xpress

In collaboration with Akshara Foundation

Tuesday, 04 Feb 2020       10AM - 03PM

The Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum and Akshara Foundation invite NGOs to a unique experience of storytelling for children, conducted by story tellers and authors. Organised by Story Express.

As part of this festival, children can enjoy -
- A Museum Story Walk
- Animal Stories in the Zoo
- Film Screenings
- Performances (NCPA Outreach is supported by H. T. Parekh Foundation)
- Workshops

Free and open to NGOs working with children aged 8 - 14 years
Venue: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Register: storyexpressacl@gmail.com
Radhika Kundalia - 93210 41908
Reena Agrawal - 98198 12789
Registrations close on Jan 31, 2020.


Free Workshop | Blackout Poetry Workshop

Inspired by the ongoing exhibition 'The Witness' by Nalini Malani

Feb 08, 2020       11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Learn to create your own poems or prose by blacking out words using current newspapers and magazines inspired from the artworks by Nalini Malani.

The workshop will begin with a walkthrough of the ongoing exhibition 'The Witness'. Nalini Malani's artworks reflect her preoccupations with the notions of oppression, dominance, justice, and feminism. The walkthrough will highlight how Nalini Malani has incorporated poems and prose by well-known writers into her work.

Participants can carry their own newspapers, journals or magazines if they want.

Age group: 10 years and above
Venue: Education Centre, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable, All materials provided.


Free Session | Cannon Tales!

In collaboration with STEAM Academy

Thursday, 13 Feb 2020       10:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Have you ever seen a cannon closely and wondered about how it worked? Explore the cannons displayed at the museum and learn what they can tell about ancient technology!

500 years ago, cannon was the most dreaded weapon in war capable of creating havoc by their sheer blunt force impact. Cannons work on the principles of projectile motion. Join us for a session to understand the history, physics, chemistry, and engineering behind these ancient weapon.

The program will be delivered by Namrata Mankad and Huzaifa Imtiyaz and is curated by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, founder of the STEAM Academy.

About STEAM Academy:
This programme is curated by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, founder of the STEAM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) stories in 2018, which focuses on creating awareness of the concept of using stories to communicate scientific concepts.

Venue: Education Centre, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Language: English and Hindi
Age: Grade 6 to 9
Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable
Free for municipal schools and NGOs.
Register HERE


Free Workshop| Haibun Poetry Workshop

Haibun Poetry Writing Workshop with Rochelle Potkar Inspired by the ongoing exhibition 'The Witness' by Nalini Malani.

Sunday, 16 FEB, 2020       10:30AM - 2:30PM(with a 20 mins break in between)

Haibun poetry format combines prose and haiku - a popular short-form Japanese poetry in three sentences. Haibun poems are used to write essays, short stories, diary entries. Haibun was first used by 17th-century Japanese poet Matsui Basho for maintaining a travel journal.

The workshop will begin with a walkthrough of the ongoing exhibition 'The Witness'. Nalini Malani's artworks reflect her preoccupations with the notions of oppression, dominance, justice, and feminism. The walkthrough will highlight how Nalini Malani has incorporated poems and prose by well-known writers into her work.

Inspired by the artworks and the underlying themes, participants will then be guided how to write a haibun and encouraged to write their own.

The workshop will be conducted by Rochelle Potkar. She is an alumna of Iowa's International Writing Program (IWP) and a Charles Wallace fellow (Stirling). Fictionist, poet, and critic, she is the author of Paper Asylum and Four Degrees of Separation and the poetry editor at The Bombay Review, and the Joao Roque Literary Journal. https://rochellepotkar.com/

(with a 20 mins break in between)
Age group: 16 years and above
Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable
Register HERE


Walkthrough of 'The Witness' in marathi

by Himanshu Kadam

Saturday, 29 Feb 2020       12:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a guided walkthrough of our ongoing exhibition 'The Witness' showcasing works by Nalini Malani, curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta & Johan Pijnappel. The walkthrough will be in Marathi, led by Himanshu Kadam, a curator at the BDL Museum.

Malani is a pioneer of experimental art in India. Her artworks explore concepts and concerns that have preoccupied her for decades - notions of oppression and dominance, of freedom and justice. The exhibition showcases a mix of video art, stop-motion animation, reverse paintings and charcoal drawings on walls.

Himanshu Kadam manages the Museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions. He has co-curated several historical and contemporary art exhibitions at the Museum along with Museum Director Tasneem Zakaria Mehta.

Language: Marathi
Age group: 12 years and above
Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable
Register: education@bdlmuseum.org