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Village Technical School

M.S. Bhagwat & Co.1957

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Technical Schools were established in the Presidency towns of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras as well as at other important places such as Jaipur and Lucknow to improve public standards for good design. In the early days, these schools taught everything from dance and music to carpentry and pottery, as well as other "technical" skills such as drawing and painting.

This diorama from the mid-20th century depicts a technical school. It shows a school building with classrooms, a Museum Room, a Tool-House and Workshop. Students are portrayed learning weaving, carpentry, rope making, cultivation, ornamental gardening, music, dance and various crafts.

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Details

  • Title: Village Technical School
  • Creator: M.S. Bhagwat & Co.
  • Date: 1957
  • Location: V&A Museum
  • Physical Dimensions: L 217 cm x W 104 cm x H 57 cm; H (figures) 22 - 24 cm
  • Material: Diorama with half baked terracotta clay and papier mache with pigments
  • Gallery: Industrial Arts Gallery

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