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

Mumbai Skyline - Brick by Brick

In collaboration with Sunday Bricks

SAT, 30 OCT 2021
11 am to 12 pm

Material - 80 to 100 assorted LEGO Bricks & Blocks

Extra - Dont forget to download the 3 page artpack. Print it, colour it and let's use it in our Mumbai Skyline creation. The art pack will be emailed to you on registration.

Age: 6+, parents welcome to play and build as well.
Register: education@bdlmuseum.org
Fee: Free
Workshop will be via Zoom


Online Session | Aquatic Ecosystem

WED, 27 OCT 2021
11 am - 12 pm

Did you know that aquatic habitats cover more than 70% of the planet's surface.

They include lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, oceans, etc. and are home to water-dependent species such as animals, plants, and bacteria. As the world's population rises, securing enough water to meet humanity's needs while also protecting aquatic ecosystems continues to be a challenge. Join us for a session about the importance of the aquatic ecosystem and why it is critical to protect it.

The session is curated by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, founder of the STEAM Academy and delivered by Abhishek Arekar.

Age: Grade 7 - 9
Language: Hindi
Charges: Free
Session will be via Zoom. Limited spots available.
Register: education@bdlmuseum.org


Read with Me! | Chotu and the Big Wind

Conceptualised by Shinibali Mitra Saigal
With illustrator Tanvi Bhat

SAT, 23 OCT 2021
4 pm - 5 pm

Little Chotu is playing on the terrace when suddenly a strong gust of wind sweeps him off his feet and carries him where the birds fly. What does he see and what does he do? What would you do? In this exciting workshop with illustrator Tanvi Bhat, draw out your day in the sky!

Tanvi Bhat is an author and illustrator who has created books for publishers like Pratham Books, Duckbill and Tulika, to name a few. She likes working with watercolours and gouache when making pictures, and scribbling on scraps of paper.

Free and Open to all
Ages: 8+
Session will be via Zoom. Limited seats available
Register Here

Read with Me is conceptualised by Shinibali Mitra Saigal, senior editor at Pratham books, India's largest non-profit children’s publishing house. Previously, Shinibali was co-founder and curator of Kahani Karnival, a Festival of Stories, and a journalist and childrens’ editor for many years.


Read with Me! | Mini's First Vote

Conceptualised by Shinibali Mitra Saigal
With author Shabnam Minwalla

SAT, 09 OCT 2021
4 pm - 5 pm

Mini is getting ready to cast her first-ever vote in the school elections. She reads all the posters and listens to all the promises, but her mind is still boggled. Have you ever needed to cast a vote in an election? How do you decide? Why do you think each and every vote is important? Join Shabnam Minwalla in a fun session about Mini's decision, elections big and small, democracy and why it's important to choose the correct candidate.

Shabnam Minwalla is a popular writer of children's books in India. These include The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street, The Shy Supergirl and What Maya Saw. She regularly conducts workshops in schools around the country and has been a speaker at numerous literature festivals.

Free and Open to all
Ages: 8+
Session will be via Zoom. Limited seats available
Register Here

Read with Me is conceptualised by Shinibali Mitra Saigal, senior editor at Pratham books, India's largest non-profit children’s publishing house. Previously, Shinibali was co-founder and curator of Kahani Karnival, a Festival of Stories, and a journalist and childrens’ editor for many years.


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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