Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery


Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Mumbai, India

Post restoration, a new curatorial strategy was evolved for the display to enable a better understanding of the collection. The display cases had to be reorganised and the collection represented in light of this new research. Detailed planning for each case involved understanding the storyline being presented and optimising its visual character. The Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery tells the story of Mumbai’s origins and development in the 18th, 19th and early 20th century through dioramas and models. Pride of place has been given to Mumbai’s many communities who migrated to the city during this period. The lifestyle of the people, their occupations, the games they played, their leisure activities such as music, dance and their religious traditions are documented alongside dioramas that showcase 19th century town planning, agricultural practices and village life. The many Indian regiments of the period are also beautifully displayed.


  • Title: Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery
  • Date: 2003/2008
  • Location: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

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