Stories on a Banana Leaf

MAP’s latest online exhibition brings together artworks from the collection as an inspiration for our team to interpret ingredients that bring them comfort. It looks at food as a marker of identity but also as the social glue of a community.

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The Melting Pot: Parsi Cuisine

As a community the Parsis were known for their philanthropy, traditions, and values of educating, but most of all for their food and culture. Read about the role of Parsi food in the ever-changing cultural landscape of Mumbai.

Open Call for Art Writers

Inviting writers to contribute to MAP’s Read section with stories about their personal relation with Indian art. 

Click here for submission details.

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Love at First Swipe

Ankit Vengurlekar, Dr Dhiren Borisa and Bishakha Datta discuss the evolving cultures of love, dating...

Gruesome Grub

Andreas Ahrens, Director of the Disgusting Food Museum, in conversation with Shilpa Vijayakrishnan about how...

Utterly, Butterly, Relevant

The makers of the iconic Amul girl advertisements share their creative journey of the campaign...


From Portugal, With Love

From Portugal, With Love

12 July 2021 Tanushree Kulkarni

Akin to a chivalrous visitor, the Portuguese arrived with offerings that left an indelible mark on the culinary traditions of...

Art as a Storyteller

Art as a Storyteller

6 July 2021 Anu Shree Murali

Delve into MAP's exquisite collection with Kamini Sawhney and explore the stories behind artworks hailing from different eras.

MAP Kids

Map kids

Painting A Red Sky: The Art of Manjit Bawa

Explore the work of a prominent Indian figurative artist in the MAP collection – Manjit Bawa, through fun activities, a DIY screen printing guide and more!

Art From the Honey Forest: Madhubani Paintings

Learn about the painting tradition, spend time colouring Madhubani paintings from the MAP collection, make your own painting and more!


Black and white images of museum buildings around the world against a black background with a topographic effect.

Museums without Borders

Linking collections around the world, this series is a unique digital collaboration between MAP and institutions in India and across the world, with each episode juxtaposing an artwork from MAP with an object from the partner museum.


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