The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum opened to the public in 1857 and is Mumbai's oldest Museum. It is the erstwhile Victoria & Albert Museum, Bombay, with a unique collection that includes the decorative arts, paintings, rare books and photographs, models and dioramas that document the life of the people of Mumbai and the history of the city from late 19th to the early 20th century.
The Museum, once in a derelict condition, underwent a comprehensive five-year restoration and re-opened in 2008. The project won UNESCO’s international Award of Excellence for cultural conservation in 2005. The Museum hosts an extensive exhibitions programme which explores the importance of the collection and includes a strong focus on contemporary art and culture. The Museum’s extensive education and outreach programme including film, music, courses and lectures on history of art, guided tours and children's workshops, are 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 a critical engagement with Mumbai’s history and artistic and cultural developments.
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