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DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUMBAI CITY MUSEUM

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 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.


What's On


Walkthroughs and Workshops

For the ongoing exhibition ‘People of Bengal: Coloured Etchings by F. Baltazard Solvyns’
In collaboration with DAG

Join us for walkthroughs of the ongoing exhibition every Saturday & Sunday at 11:30 am (English) and 12:30 pm (Marathi/Hindi)! Free and open to all without prior registration.

To know more about the upcoming workshops, please write to us at education@bdlmuseum.org

For tours & workshops for school or college groups and private groups, please book at least two weeks in advance by writing to us at education@bdlmuseum.org

Workshops may be nominally charged to cover material costs.
Entry to the exhibition and walkthroughs are free of cost.


BLOCK Party

In collaboration with TROY Blocks

Slot 1: Saturday, 4 May 2024. 11 am - 12 pm
Slot 2: Sunday, 5 May 2024. 11 am - 12 pm

If you had the chance to design your very own city, what would it look like? Join us with TROY blocks as we learn to combine and rearrange blocks to build a diverse range of structures, from bustling skyscrapers, and cosy neighbourhoods with play areas to more inviting public spaces. Along the way, participating budding architects will learn a sense of 'bigness' and 'littleness' - what architects call 'scale' - a particularly attractive aspect of the building block play!

Age: 3 - 12 years
Charges: Rs 100

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Craft Workshops | Kalaangan

Fri-Sun, 10 - 12 May 2024
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Join us for multiple craft workshops led by master artisans during the 3-day festival ‘Kalaangan’ The festival is presented by BDL Museum in collaboration with Ekibeki. Entry to the festival is free and open to all. All workshops are charged at Rs 200.

Pattachitra Painting Workshop by Rupsona Chitrakar

Friday, 10th May 2024 | 11 am - 12:30 pm
Age: 7 years and above. All materials will be provided.
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Sholapith Flower Workshop by Gobindo Halder

Friday, 10th May 2024 | 11 am - 12:30 pm
Age: 7 years and above. All materials will be provided.

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Gond Painting Workshop by Sukhiram Maravi

Friday, 10th May 2024 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Age: 7 years and above. All materials will be provided.

Join us as we explore our past exhibitions and discuss their continuing relevance.
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Kuprkabi Doll Making by Kuprkabi Living Ceramics

Saturday, 11th May 2024: 11 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday, 12th May 2024: 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Age: 7 years and above. All materials will be provided.

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Mandana Painting by Vidya Devi Soni

11th May 2024 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Age: 7 years and above. All materials will be provided.

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Sohrai Painting Workshop by Manikchand Mahto

Sunday, 12th May 2024 | 11 am - 12:30 pm
Age: 7 years and above. All materials will be provided.

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Sanjhi Painting Workshop by Ashutosh Verma

Sunday, 12th May 2024 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Age: 7 years and above. All materials will be provided.

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Wheel Pottery

Fri 10th May - Sun 12th May 2024 | 3 pm - 7 pm
Charges: Rs 50 | On-the-spot registration


From Waves to Melodies!

In collaboration with STEAM Academy

Sat, May 18, 2024
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Have you ever wondered how musical instruments create sound?

Join us for a fun session that explores the wavelength of sound and understand how waves travel through matter to make sound, noise and music. Learn about sound propagation, energy transformation and how to measure sound and silence through live experiments!

This session is conceptualised by the BDL Museum in collaboration with STEAM Academy, founded by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman. The talk will be conducted by scientist Vinod Kumar Sonawane with an introduction by the Museum's education team.

Inspired by our ongoing exhibition 'People of Bengal: Coloured Etchings by F. Baltazard Solvyns' presented in collaboration with DAG.

Age: Open to all over 12 years of age
Venue: Education Centre, BDL Museum Plaza (in-person session)
Charges: Free
Prior registration required. Click here to register


Read with Me with Katie Bagli
Gods, Greens, and Ghostly Tales

In collaboration with STEAM Academy

Sunday, May 26, 2024
4 PM - 5 PM

Join Dida, her grandkids, and friendly ghosts on a journey steeped in Bengali tradition and paved with mouthwatering recipes. It's a tummy-tickling taste of culture and a call to protect our rich biodiversity.

Katie Bagli is passionate about nature and shares this love through her writings in story books as well as children’s magazines. Besides writing, Katie enjoys her role as a nature volunteer, taking people for trails and revealing fascinating facts about nature.

Age: 6 years and above
Charges: Free

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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!

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!

Download Worksheet in English

Flashback Fridays

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

The Museum's collection showcases innovations in design and motifs that were in vogue in the late 19th - early 20th century. Create your own objects inspired by the designs you see in our collection!

Download: Worksheet 1

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.

Colour in the sheets using your chosen medium and send us your pictures of your completed drawing via email or by tagging us @bdlmuseum on social media platforms!

Download: Worksheet 1

Download: Worksheet 2

Download: Worksheet 3


Playlists on Spotify

BDL Museum is now on Spotify. Tune into our new, curated playlists!

Ragamalas

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.

Disclaimer: The playlist is strictly for non-commercial and entertainment use and in accordance with Spotify Brand Account.


Mumbai

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.

Disclaimer: The playlist is strictly for non-commercial and entertainment use and in accordance with Spotify Brand Account.


Jigsaw Puzzles

Piece-by-piece, make a Masterpiece!

How long does it take you to solve this jigsaw puzzle?

Share a screenshot and tag us @bdlmuseum on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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