Special Events

World Heritage Week

Start Date : 19th November 2016
End Date : 25th November 2016

Victoria Memorial Hall cordially invites you to a series of events on the occasion of World Heritage Week from 19th November 2016 to 25th November 2016.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, 19 November, 5.30 pm, Western Quadrangle

Making Gods - Lecture

Shaping Excellence: Lessons from Kumartuli Image-Makes in Calcutta

Speaker: Professor Surendra Munshi, Formerly Professor of Sociology, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Screening of National Award winning film.

Clay Image Makers of Kumartuli

Director: Ranajit Ray, 2014, 52 min, followed by interaction with the director


Monday, 21 November, 11.00 am, Western Quadrangle

Workshop: Pottery Making for members of the Activity Club of VMH

Resource Person: Chanchal Ahamed and his team


Wednesday, 23 November, 3.00 pm, South side Lawn

Performance of song and dance with narration

Nachnis - a dying Art Form in association with Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee and Manbhum Loko Sanskriti O Nachni Unnayan Samiti


Wednesday, 23 November, 5.30 pm, Western Quadrangle

Lecture in collaboration with Nalanda University

Conversations on the Periphery: Berlin-Bethlehem

Speaker: Professor Margaret Olin, Senior Research Scholar, Divinity School and the Department of History of Art, Yale University. Chairperson: Professor Tapati Guha Thakurta, Director, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata


Friday, 25 November, 5.30 pm, Son-et-lumiere site

A Musical Collaboration

Bauls, urban folk singers and visiting Swiss group Duo Fatale presented jointly with banglanatak dot com.

Children's Day

Start Date : 14 November 2016 at 11:00 am

Victoria Memorial Hall celebrates Children's Day with a Magic Show & Entertainment for underprivileged children from various organisations presented by Dhumketu Puppet Theatre on 14 November 2016, 11:00 am at Victoria Memorial Hall Son-et-lumiere site

Workshop on "Exhibition Management"

Start Date : 05 November 2016 at 2:30 pm onwards

Workshop on 'Exhibition Management' by Victoria Memorial Hall officials of Documentation Unit, Restoration Unit & Conservation Unit to be held at 5th November at 2.30p.m. for post-graduate students of Museology Department, Calcutta University

Explore The Collection

See also

Victoria Memorial Hall,Kolkata offers visitors free guided tours (35 - 40 Minutes) through the museum galleries [ Timings 10:00AM, 11:00AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM, 5:00PM ]