Culture and Heritage

‘The Gateway to India,’ ‘The City that Never Sleeps,’ ‘India’s Financial Capital,’ and ‘The Maximum City,’ are just some of the epithets that are used to capture the essence of a city that over 20 million people call home. AVID celebrates this affluence of culture through its series like Multipolis Mumbai and Uncovering Urban Legacies. On one hand, we explore the distinct and diverse aspects of what makes Mumbai unique, on the other hand, we look at the different diasporas and communities that geographically, socially, and economically shaped the culture of the city. We believe in the importance of arts for social change and we regularly offer our support and platform for social advocacy. Cultural diplomacy is another important element of work philosophy. We partner with diplomatic bodies and consular presences in the city to bring the best of all cultures to Mumbai. 

PAST EVENTS
Creative Tourism: Museums as a Muse at BRIDGES 2024 by RARE
Friday, 5th April 2024
From 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (IST)
Roseate - A Garden Hotel, New Delhi
Cultivating Cultural Intelligence
Tuesday, 27th February 2024
From 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Le Guépard, Alserkal Avenue, AI Quoz, Dubai
Avid Learning @ Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2024
Sun, 21st Jan 2024
to Sat, 27th Jan 2024

From 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (IST)
Kala Ghoda Art Festival, Mumbai.
AVID LEARNING @ COP28 UAE
Friday, 8th December 2023
From 2:30 PM to 7:45 PM (IST)
Green Zone, Expo City Dubai
Virasat – Mapping Creativity
Tuesday, 7th November 2023
From 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (IST)
Federation House, Tansen Marg, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Music in Colonial Punjab: Courtesans, Bards and Connoisseurs 1800-1947
Monday, 23rd October 2023
From 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online on ZOOM
Climate-Resilience in Mumbai: People Must Lead the Change
Tuesday, 3rd October 2023
From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Durbar Hall, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai - 400001
Cultural Confluences: Empowering Creative Industries of the Future
Saturday, 2nd September 2023
From 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (IST)
Essar House - Podium, 11 KK Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400034
Intersections: Arts, Culture & Technology
Friday, 7th July 2023
From 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (IST)
Museum of Art and Photography – MAP Bengaluru, 22, Kasturba Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru
Transcending Boundaries at International Museum Expo 2023
Thu, 18th May 2023
to Sat, 20th May 2023

From 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (IST)
Pragati Maidan, ITPO, New Delhi - 110001
Uncovering Urban Legacies - The original residents of Bombay: The Koli Community
Tuesday, 28th March 2023
From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Durbar Hall, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai - 400001
Journeys of Separation - Recalling Stories of Partition
Monday, 13th March 2023
From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Durbar Hall, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai - 400001
Sassoon to Sassoon - A Heritage walk with Prof. Saul Sapir
Sunday, 5th February 2023
From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (IST)
MNC Shed, Sassoon Docks, Azad Nagar, Colaba - 400005
UNCOVERING URBAN LEGACIES - Tracing the Sindhi & Parsi Heritage of Bombay
Tuesday, 17th January 2023
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Durbal Hall, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai - 400001.
Water as a Muse
Wednesday, 11th January 2023
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
IFBE, 10-12, Calicut Rd, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai.
Uff Malka Jaan and The Velvet Courtesans
Friday, 4th November 2022
From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (IST)
Royal Opera House, Mama Parmanand Marg, Mumbai - 400004.
Mumbai@75 - Making of the Metropolis
Thursday, 20th October 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023.
Uncovering Urban Legacies: Tracing the Armenian Heritage Across Calcutta and Bombay
Friday, 7th October 2022
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Durbar Hall, Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai - 400001.
Sustainability NOW - Crafting Futures
Wednesday, 10th August 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Sustainability NOW: Reimagining Bombay
Friday, 15th July 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
IFBE, 10-12 Calicut Road, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai - 400001.
Cultural Capitals: Future Legacies of India's Cities - Pune
Wednesday, 15th June 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals: Future Legacies of India's Cities Srinagar
Wednesday, 18th May 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Sustainability NOW Anchoring the Blue Economy
Thursday, 21st April 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals Future Legacies of India’s Cities – Patna
Thursday, 7th April 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Uncovering Urban Legacies: The Chinese Heritage Of Bombay
Thursday, 24th March 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Eat. Drink. Experience. Bitten by the Indian Travel Bug
Thursday, 17th March 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals: Future Legacies Of India's Cities Puducherry
Thursday, 10th March 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals fuiture Legacies of India's Cities Varanasi
Thursday, 17th February 2022
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals - Future Legacies of India's Cities - Mysuru
Thursday, 6th January 2022
From 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals - Future Legacies of India's Cities - Indore
Thursday, 9th December 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals - Future Legacies of India's Cities - Kohima
Thursday, 18th November 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Uncovering Urban Legacies: The Portuguese Heritage of Bombay
Thursday, 28th October 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals - Future Legacies of India's Cities - Lucknow
Thursday, 30th September 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Sustainability NOW: Arts for Wildlife Conservation
Thursday, 23rd September 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals - Future Legacies of India's Cities - Chandigarh
Wednesday, 25th August 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Museums 2021: Cultural Meaning and Digitizing Legacy
Thursday, 19th August 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Sustainability NOW: The Age of Conscious Consumerism
Thursday, 12th August 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Sustainability NOW: The Future of Luxury in India
Thursday, 29th July 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals - Future Legacies of India's Cities - Ahmedabad
Thursday, 15th July 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Uncovering Urban Legacies: The Irani Diaspora in Bombay
Thursday, 8th July 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals - Future Legacies of India's Cities - Jaipur
Thursday, 10th June 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Sustainability NOW: Tourism and the Environment
Thursday, 3rd June 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural Capitals: Future Legacies of India’s Cities
Thursday, 22nd April 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Cultural and Digital Diplomacy During a Global Crisis
Thursday, 25th March 2021
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Uncovering Urban Legacies: The Jewish Diaspora in Bombay
Saturday, 6th February 2021
From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (IST)
Online
Art in the Covidocene Age
Saturday, 23rd January 2021
From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (IST)
Online
From the Outside Looking In: The Western Perspective on India's Captivating Culture
Saturday, 12th December 2020
From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (IST)
Online
Enduring Legacies: Cultural Heritage and Architecture in a Future India
Thursday, 10th December 2020
From 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM (IST)
Online
Sustainability NOW: The Eco Museum
Saturday, 7th November 2020
From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (IST)
Online
Sustainability NOW: The Future of Food + Agriculture in the New Age
Thursday, 5th November 2020
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Fantasy Architecture
Thursday, 8th October 2020
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Lecture Demonstration | Statues in Colonial Bombay & Bengal Presidencies
Thursday, 9th July 2020
From 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Live Masterclass | Tradition Meets Modernity: Designing and Presenting Heritage
Saturday, 4th July 2020
From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (IST)
Online
Avid Online Episodes
Wed, 1st Apr 2020
to Mon, 30th Nov 2020

From 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)
Online
Understanding Qawwali
Saturday, 30th November 2019
From 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Royal Opera House, Mumbai, Mama Parmanand Marg, Mumbai - 400004.
Multipolis Mumbai: Sports and the City
Wednesday, 25th September 2019
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
#ChangeMakers: Celebrating 50 years of SCMSophia in Arts and Media
Tuesday, 24th September 2019
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Sophia Bhabha Auditorium, Sophia Polytechnic, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400026.
Smart Cities, Art Cities: Exploring Creative Opportunities
Saturday, 31st August 2019
From 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (IST)
The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru - 560001.
Multipolis Mumbai: Independence and the City
Wednesday, 14th August 2019
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Why Old Places Matter: Roundtable Session
Wednesday, 7th August 2019
From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (IST)
Royal Opera House, Mumbai, Mama Parmanand Marg, Mumbai - 400004.
Multipolis Mumbai: Museums and the City
Friday, 17th May 2019
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Soul 2 Soul
Saturday, 11th May 2019
From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (IST)
Royal Opera House, Mumbai, Mama Parmanand Marg, Mumbai - 400004.
Multipolis Mumbai: Alternate Identities within the City
Thursday, 11th April 2019
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Women Innovators in the Emergent Era
Wednesday, 27th February 2019
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
Multipolis Mumbai: The Sea and the City
Thursday, 21st February 2019
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
The Dragon and The Tiger: Education and Cultural Ecosystems of India and China
Friday, 15th February 2019
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
Multipolis Mumbai: Heritage in the City
Tuesday, 22nd January 2019
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Cymru in the City! : A Micro Festival of Welsh Literature and Culture
Mon, 14th Jan 2019
to Wed, 16th Jan 2019

From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Moon on the Water: Ustad Nishat Khan in Concert
Friday, 11th January 2019
From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (IST)
Royal Opera House, Mama Parmanand Marg, Mumbai - 400004.
Multipolis Mumbai: Mapping Towns within the City
Thursday, 15th November 2018
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Multipolis Mumbai: Philanthropy and the City
Thursday, 11th October 2018
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Multipolis Mumbai: Wildlife and the City
Wednesday, 29th August 2018
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Smart Cities, Art Cities: A Summit for Building Creative Industries in India
Saturday, 11th August 2018
From 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
The Opera WalkThrough
Saturday, 28th July 2018
From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (IST)
Royal Opera House, Mama Parmanand Marg, Mumbai - 400004.
AVID Roundtable - Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi
Thursday, 12th April 2018
From 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
Future Global Leaders: Where the World meets India
Friday, 12th January 2018
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
Multipolis Mumbai - The City Through a Child’s Eye
Thursday, 9th November 2017
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Multipolis Mumbai : Building Bombay - Business Families and the City
Wednesday, 9th August 2017
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400032.
Multipolis Mumbai : Revitalizing Historic Precincts
Wednesday, 14th June 2017
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Gateway Building, Stevens Road, Next to Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai - 400005.
Sufism: The Legacy of Rumi
Wednesday, 8th March 2017
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023.
Creativity From Indian Sources
Saturday, 17th September 2016
From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
Food Maps of Mumbai: Tasting the World on an Indian Palate
Thursday, 1st September 2016
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023.
Heritage Goes Pop: Design and Culture in Contemporary Times
Monday, 1st August 2016
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023.
The Sea & Civilisations: Origins of a Globalised World
Wednesday, 30th March 2016
From 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (IST)
Gateway Building, Stevens Road, Next to Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai - 400005.
Lessons from the Gita
Saturday, 10th October 2015
From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
Home Diva, DIY: A Home-Maker's Playbook to Beautiful Living
Tuesday, 12th May 2015
From 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
The Role of Ancient Hindu Texts': Where Hindu thought emanates from
Thursday, 19th March 2015
From 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Essar House, 11 K. K. Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400034.
The Art and architecture of Shekhawati with Abha Narain Lambah
Monday, 11th November 2013
From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400013.
Gothic Bombay
Thursday, 21st February 2013
From 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (IST)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023.
Vedic Mathematics
Thu, 10th Jan 2013
to Fri, 11th Jan 2013

From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (IST)
Equinox business park, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai - 400070.
Vedic Mathematician - Turn on the Human Calculator in You
Fri, 30th Nov 2012
to Mon, 3rd Dec 2012

From 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM (IST)
Satyasai School, Vadinar
Art Dubai 2012
Wed, 21st Mar 2012
to Sat, 24th Mar 2012

From 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM (IST)
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai, Dubai Emirate
Understanding Mysticism
Saturday, 14th January 2012
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Gallery Art & Soul 1, Madhul, Shivnagar Estate, Worli, Mumbai - 400018
Vedic Math's Workshop
Mon, 18th Jul 2011
to Thu, 21st Jul 2011

From 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (IST)
Essar Nandniketan School, Haria School Building, Jamnagar - 361006.
Vedanta - The Ulitimate Knowledge
Tuesday, 26th April 2011
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda Mumbai - 400001.
Understanding Devi: The Great Indian Goddess
Mon, 25th Oct 2010
to Wed, 27th Oct 2010

From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (IST)
Textile Committee, Board Room, Prabhadevi Chowk, Mumbai - 400025.
Understanding Devi: The Great Indian Goddess
Mon, 31st May 2010
to Tue, 1st Jun 2010

From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (IST)
Nalanda knowledge centre - L4, vadinar, Gujarat -380054.
Understanding Devi: The Great Indian Goddess
Mon, 5th Apr 2010
to Sat, 10th Apr 2010

From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (IST)
Textile Committee, Board Room, Prabhadevi Chowk, Mumbai - 400025.
Understanding Vedas
Mon, 9th Nov 2009
to Mon, 14th Dec 2009

From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (IST)
Textile Committee, Board Room, Prabhadevi Chowk, Mumbai - 400025.
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