Learn: Kids & Families

Kids-and-Families

Sensitising kids to art and culture at an early age is essential for their academic and emotional development. It stimulates curiosity, broadens perspectives, and cultivates critical and creative thinking skills. An early education in the arts also enables children to appreciate and recognise the importance of preserving the nation’s cultural heritage. MAP aims to make this learning process interactive and interesting for the kids by hosting a range of programmes and skill building workshops designed specifically for them.

A key element of MAP’s mission is to change the perception of museums, from old repositories to a space of creative learning; to a perfect spot for families to spend the day and bond while discovering and engaging with our collection in new and fun ways. Our family-oriented programming and workshops are designed to cater to audiences of different ages within a family.

The Discover MAP packs that explore the museum’s collections through select artists, themes, and stories, also make a great family bonding activity. Download and access these resources at home to make the most of your weekend with your kids. It’s never too late to have fun or learn. We believe in doing both.

Fantastic Beasts
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Age: 10+

Fantastic Beasts

Amazing Animals in Art

Meet some extraordinary creatures: from the wonderful to the weird.

The Dotted Line
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Age: 10+

The Dotted Line

The Art of Bhuri Bai

Learn about a pioneering artist and the Bhil painting tradition she made famous.

In Focus
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Age: 10+

In Focus

Portraits & Studio Photography

Learn about studio portraiture – from the beginnings of photography to contemporary times.

Dreamscapes
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Age: 10+

Dreamscapes

The Art of Arpita Singh

Exploring the works of one of India’s finest contemporary female artists.

Inside/Outside
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Age: 10+

Inside/Outside

In-between & Imaginary Spaces in Art

Explore the representations of spaces in art that are blur the lines, between inside and outside, between the real and imagined.

Spaces in Art
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Age: 10+

Spaces in Art

Indoors

Explore the depiction of indoor spaces in art and what they may reveal.

Spaces in Art
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Age: 10+

Spaces in Art

Outdoors

Get introduced to the concept of space in art and explore representations of the outdoors.

The Alchemist
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Age: 10+

The Alchemist

Jamini Roy

An introduction to one of India’s most well-known modernist artists who created a signature style inspired by the folk forms around him.

Face Value
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Age: 10+

Face Value

Early Portraits in Indian Art

A fascinating journey into the world of Indian portraiture – encompassing notions of the real and the ideal, the observed and the imagined.

Creatures of Culture
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Age: 10+

Creatures of Culture

The Animal World in Art

An exploration of the relationship shared between humans and the animal world, expressed through diverse visual vocabularies and storytelling.

On a Roll!
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Age: 10+

On a Roll!

Two Scroll Painting Traditions from the West and South of India

Travel across the length of the country to discover two unique Indian scroll painting and storytelling traditions!

On A Roll!
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Age: 10+

On A Roll!

Two Scroll Painting Traditions of East India

Learn about two unique scroll painting traditions of neighbouring communities, the Bengali and Santhali patuas, and their storytelling traditions.

Engineer of the Enchanted Forest
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Age: 10+

Engineer of the Enchanted Forest

Jangarh Singh Shyam

A pioneering indigenous artist who inspired the Gond-Pardhan school of art and inaugurated the Jangarh Kalam, an artistic style named after him.