Education

Since 2016, MAP has been conducting workshops for young students at diverse schools in Bangalore.

 

2016–2017


OF TAILS & TALES 


Through time, human beings have explored their relationships with the animal world, often through associating aspects of aesthetics, religion, desires, utility, myth-making and so on, making these creatures invaluable in the schema of our own existence. Whether perceived as positive or negative, often encompassing attributes of both kinds, their embodiment in art has always illustrated their roles and perceived symbolic significance within the human world.

Of Tails & Tales provide students with a glimpse of varied representations of the animal kingdom, as captured in visual culture through centuries and across diverse media, using artworks culled from the MAP Collection.

Designed and delivered in collaboration with Flow India, a design and delivery consultancy that brings international methods in cultural education to India for the first time. Flow works with more than forty schools in India and reaches approximately twenty thousand children in eight Indian cities. Their workshops and events are carefully designed to guide different age groups and delivered by a team of experts.

 

2017–2018


JOURNEYS THROUGH ART


Where is the meaning of an artwork situated? Is it in the work, in the objective of the artist-creator or in the mind of its audience? Is it shaped by history, or by political situations and cultural conditions of the time it is produced in, or the time it is viewed in? How do we understand art, what do we learn from it and why do we need it? These are some of the questions raised by the Journeys Through Art workshops.

Split over three modules or exhibition-cum-workshops, the programme provides students with a broad understanding and appreciation of Indian visual art across mediums and spanning different time periods. Each exhibition and workshop presents a different theme, attempting to bring to the forefront the varied contexts within which art is viewed. Providing participants with a glimpse into many interlinked histories, the workshops—using artworks from the MAP Collection—highlight the relevance of art in our social, cultural, political and personal lives.

Designed and delivered in collaboration with Flow India, a design and delivery consultancy that brings international methods in cultural education to India for the first time. Flow works with more than forty schools in India and reaches approximately twenty thousand children in eight Indian cities. Their workshops and events are carefully designed to guide different age groups and delivered by a team of experts.

 

2018–2019

MONEY MATTERS

A numismatics workshop for high school students, Money Matters introduces participants to basic and advanced concepts of numismatics. Facilitating an opportunity to explore coins from the MAP Collection, the workshop leads students through the entire gamut of Indian coinage: from ancient punch-marked coins of the pre-Buddhist era to the coins of various dynasties such as the Indo-Greeks, the Kushans, and the Guptas, up to the reign of the East India Company. Including an introduction to ancient scripts, the workshop helps students discover the value of coins not only in historical study, but also their relevance to economics, aesthetics, geography and cultures.

Designed by MAP’s Education Department and delivered by one of MAP’s archivists, Sneha Kapote, who is currently pursuing a PhD in numismatics.

Past Education & Outreach

Of Tails & Tales #5 | SRGVVK Trust School

Bangalore
Oct 5, 2016

Of Tails & Tales #4 | Trio World School

Bangalore
Oct 4, 2016

Of Tails & Tales #3 | Candor International School

Bangalore
Oct 3, 2016

Of Tails & Tales #2 | Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)

Bangalore
Jun 23, 2016

Of Tails & Tales #1 | Innisfree House School

Bangalore
Jun 22, 2016