History of Islamic art in 10 objects
Lecture | The Glass Classroom
Wednesday 12 October 2016 - 13:00 until 15:30
Reflecting the opening of the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World at the British Museum this October, Rachel Ward, Curator of Arab and Turkish material at the British Museum from 1983-2000 and former Director/Vice-President of the Royal Asiatic Society, as well as author of several books on Islamic arts and historical figures, chooses 10 objects around which to talk and illustrate this lecture. These may include the surprising function of a winged vase in the Alhambra, spells essential for treasure hunting in Egypt, the contents of the handbag of a Mongol princess, or the military prowess of Iran's mythological heroes.
This event has been organised by the Shropshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.