Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya



Exhibition – Footsteps… to Framing the Future

Curated by 25 bright young minds, the first exhibition in the Children’s Museum ‘Footsteps…to Framing the Future’ displays an eclectic range of art objects, re-interpreted by the children through their unique point of view to represent values that the world needs for a better tomorrow. These values are friendship, teamwork, environmental consciousness, peace and courage. The exhibition weaves these five values into a narrative fabric in which art objects are re-interpreted by the children to represent these values. This exhibition creates an interesting juxtaposition of the intrinsic values or symbols that the art objects stand for vis-à-vis how they make sense to the young minds of today.

Venue: Multipurpose Hall

Dates: 30 March – 30 October 2019


About the Young Curators

The Young Curators of this exhibition were a talented bunch of 8 to 14 year olds from various schools across the city of Mumbai. The curatorial team was formed of the winners of the creative writing and painting competition ‘My Little Museum’ organised by the Museum in July 2018. These Young Curators trained with the Museum’s mentoring team over 3 months and conceptualised the exhibition theme, planned the display and layout, designed graphics, and wrote labels for objects. One team also created an animation clip for the exhibition.


What can you do while visiting this exhibition?

  • Take a quick guided tour. Give a shout out to the educators in the office. They will be happy to give you a tour of the exhibition and regale you with some fun stories during the making of the exhibition. Don’t forget to ask them questions.
  • Get hands-on with the interactives. There are fun things for you to do in the exhibition.
    • Draw and paint masks and animals. You can pin them up on our expressions wall.
    • Puzzles and games for you to solve
    • Draw and paint masks and animals. You can pin them up on our expressions wall.
    • Roll out a dhurri and start your own class panchayat. The problem cards are given to you. Write your solutions for us.

The gallery also has a reading corner where you can pick up a book and have a quiet read. Don’t forget to create a fun art piece or write a fun story or let us know how your experience was and pin it up on our Expressions wall.

You can also request the Education Department for a customised programme. In order to give us time to prepare, please write to us at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit.

There’s lots more you can enjoy at the Children’s Museum by way of events and activities. For activities and programmes, visit Programmes page.