In order to enable the students to appraise the articles and objects belonging to the 17th and 18th century, the Social Sciences Department of the B.K. Birla Centre for Education organized a day trip to the Kelkar Museum (Pune) on 28th and 29th April 2017 for grades VI and VII respectively.
The students left the School Campus by bus after breakfast and reached the Museum after about 1 hour’s journey. On reaching the Museum, they looked around at each corner and appreciated the entire set up depicting history. The museum holds over 20,000 objects of which 2,500 are on display. These consist of mainly Indian decorative items from everyday life and other art objects, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum’s collection depicts the skills of the Indian artists of that time.
- The Ornaments – Silver, Copper, Ivory and Iron etc.
- The Weapons – Swords, Shields etc.
- The Clothes – Royal, Ordinary and Handcrafted
- Cosmetic Articles/Cases – Sindoor Cases, Fragrance Cases etc.
- Combs – Made of Wood, Iron, Ivory and Copper etc.
Towards the end, they also visited the ‘Mastani Mahal’ depicting the palace of Mastani, the wife of the Peshwa Baji Rao I.