Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Vastu Sangrahalaya

formerly prince of wales museum of western india


For Adult Learning


The Museum organises lectures and presentations by noted scholars, academicians and authors on a regular basis on a range of subjects from art, art history, archaeology, architecture, heritage and many more.

The Museum also organises two major annual lecture series in collaboration with the Museum Society of Bombay.

The 15th Karl J. Khandalavala Memorial lecture, 1 March 2013

Hampi and Beyond: The Use of Material-Culture Approach to the Study of Art History – A Case Study of Vijaynagara

by Sr. Dr. Anila Verghese, Mumbai University

The 28th Coomaraswamy Memorial lecture, 5 & 6 October 2012

A Moment of Transition from late Medieval to Early Modern in the British Indian Art: The Travels of William Hodges and John Zoffany in the 1780s.

by Dr. Barun De, the Tagore National Fellow in Cultural Research, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata


The Museum organises workshops on a range of art and crafts for adults. You get to meet traditional craftsmen for far-flung parts of the country and make your own art work as you learn about the various traditional arts of India.