5-week Youth Skill development camps: Playtime at National Museum


Playtime at National Museum

New Delhi, May 19: National Museum (NM) is celebrating the International Museum Day with a five-week series of youth-centric summer workshops for developing their skills and talent in various fields of all-round personality.

Painting workshops, story-telling sessions, clay-modelling and print-making, besides learning an ancient script and decorative arts form the core activities for boys and girls of the 7-17 years group in different categories in ‘Playtime at National Museum' sessions spanning from May 18 to June 25.

Registration (till May 22 for the activities of this month and May 31 for the June activities) is free.

Queries: educationnationalmuseum@gmail.com.

The stories and lecture sessions began at NM on the May 18 Museum Day for the public at large, irrespective of age. Also being held is a three-day Tanjore painting workshop for 30 students of the 13-17 age bracket. On the first day, it featured sessions of two hours each, starting from 11 am.

The Sunday proceedings also saw sessions open for people of all ages. In the forenoon was a ‘Story in the Gallery' on Hanuman (delivered by Sanjib Kumar Singh, while afternoon sessions were two: on ‘How to Look at Miniatures' (led by Dr Kanaklata Singh) and on ‘Ancient Games' (Anamika Pathak & Zhahid Ali).

A highlight of the day was ‘trail and activity, where children would be served with booklets at NM reception. As visitors, they could then trace the images shown in the book and return with stickers - as proof to have found the objects at NM galleries.

On May 23 and 24 are touch-and-learn sessions (four hours each) on decorative art.

May 27 and 28 will have a story session (on The Missing Necklace of the Harappan Girl) and ‘Play with Clay' respectively.

The June activities will cover print-making, script learning, story sessions and ‘know your museum' besides touch-and-learn on arms and armour.

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