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Logo Jubiläum - Mumbai 2019© Goethe-Institut Mumbai

The Goethe-Institut has been present in Mumbai since 1969 and plays an important role in German-Indian cultural exchange. In 2019, together with our partners, we are celebrating the past 50 years together and thus laying another foundation for the future.


1972_Mumbai_125_part © Goethe-Institut, Photo: Michael Friedel

Anniversary page | Timeline
50 Years of the Goethe-Institut Mumbai

The Goethe-Institut celebrates its 50th anniversary with a a special anniversary page. Our timeline invites you to take a stroll through the years and follow the many encounters and developments of the past till date. 


Impressions of the Jubilee Celebration

Anniversary Program

Mein deutsches Lieblingswort © Goethe-Institut

19.10.2019 | Prize Distribution
My favourite German word

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai organized a photo contest "Mein deutsches Lieblingswort" for German learners. The last date of submission of entries was 20th September 2019. The prize distribution was held on 19th October 2019 during the jubilee celebrations.

Homi K Bhabha @MMB © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

18.10.2019 | NCPA
Celebrating 50 years!

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai celebrated 50 years in 2019. For us it is important to not only be contemporary in what we present to mark this occasion but also to have a connection with our history in the city. We therefore began our celebrations with an opening event at NCPA with key not speaker Homi Bhabha.

Open Day with German Language © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, Photo: Jochen Weber

19.10.2019 | Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
Open Day with German Language

Whether a study programme in Germany or a dual training programme based on the German model, or finding a rewarding career in a German company - learning German opens up a world of opportunities! 

Nalini Malani, Can You Hear Me? (2018) © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

19.10.2019 - 02.01.2020 | Gallery MMB
Nalini Malani: Can you hear me?

On occasion of its 50th annual celebration the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai presented Can You Hear Me? a solo exhibition from the internationally celebrated Indian artist Nalini Malani.
Preview: October 19, 2019 at 6.30pm

Symphony Orchestra of India © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

18.10.2019 | NCPA Mumbai, 7:30 pm
Concert by members of the Symphony Orchestra of India

The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI), based at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, is India’s first and only professional orchestra. It was founded in 2006 by NCPA Chairman Khushroo N. Suntook and internationally-renowned violin virtuoso Marat Bisengaliev, who serves as the Orchestra’s Music Director.

Merck-Tagore Award 2016 © Goethe-Institut Kolkata

20.10.2019 | CSMVS
Merck-Tagore Award 2019

The public award ceremony was scheduled for 20th October 2019 during the 50 year jubilee of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai. This time the award was presented to Professor Kris K. Manjapra for his contribution towards intercultural exchange between India and Germany. 

KALA KALA KALA © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

19.10.2019 | Kala Ghoda
„Kala, Kala, Kala“ - video mapping at Kala Ghoda

This public art performance took place at the parking lot at Kala Ghoda and used the statue of the horse as a screen. Different artists and coders have created this work.

Alif & Almut @MMB © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

20.10.2019 | CSMVS Lawns
Alif and Almut in concert

Artists Alif and Ulrike Almut Sandig, known for their poetry and music, came together yet again for a collaborative concert to celebrate 50 years of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai.

Gained in Translation © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

20.10.2019 | Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
Gained in Translation

What's at stake in the translation of cultural texts and what is the role of the translator?  The panelists -all practicing translators- addressed these and other exciting questions.

VRwandlung © Goethe-Institut

17.-21.10. | Library MMB
VRwandlung: Gregor Samsa in Mumbai

The VR project “VRwandlung” is a combination of classic literature and modern technology. The project “VRwandlung” turns Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, one of the most influential novella of the 20th century, into a virtual reality experience.