National Museum is celebrating the International Museum Day from Sunday with a five-week series of youth-centric summer workshops for developing their skills and talent in various fields of all-round personality.
The various sessions will include painting workshops, story-telling sessions, clay-modelling and print-making. The children will also learn an ancient script and decorative arts form the core activities for boys and girls spanning from the age of seven to 17 years group in different categories in Playtime at National Museum sessions which will start from 18 May and continue till 25 June. The stories and lecture sessions on 18 May Museum Day at the National Museum will be for the public at large, irrespective of age. It will start with a three-day Tanjore painting workshop for 30 students of the 13-17 age bracket. It features sessions of two hours each, starting from 11 am.
The Sunday proceedings will also see sessions open for people of all ages. In the forenoon is a Story in the Gallery on Hanuman (being delivered by Sanjib Kumar Singh, while afternoon sessions are two: How to Look at Miniatures led by Dr Kanaklata Singh and on Ancient Games led by Anamika Pathak and Zhahid Ali. The highlight of the day would be trail and activity, where children would be served with booklets at the National Museum reception. They can then trace the images shown in the book and return with stickers as proof to have found the objects at National Museum galleries. There will be touch-and-learn sessions on decorative art and a story session (on The Missing Necklace of the Harappan Girl) and Play with Clay in May. The June activities will cover print-making, script learning, story sessions and ‘know your museum’ besides touch-and-learn on arms and armour.