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No child‘s play

DNMUM433180 | 3/10/2019 | Author : Ornella D’Souza | WC :573

Mumbai’s new children’s museum was ideated by the city’s youngsters themselves, finds Ornella D’Souza
The idea of a children’s museum can conjure up visuals of native dolls and toys, a solar system model, India’s indigenous cultures represented through visuals or installations, a library, a play area, an art and crafts section, and such.
But Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)’s new Children’s Museum, unveiled on March 9, is nothing like that. The inaugural display houses original art paintings and sculptures from CSMVS’s inhouse collection, strictly chosen by 25 city kids between ages 8-14. Handheld by the museum’s curators, and educators, for course.
“Last year, we held a writing and art competition for kids to design a mini-museum. The idea was to choose the best and train them to ideate for this chi
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