Discovering the artwork and object collection

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10:30 am to 5:00 pm
SOAS Gallery
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About this event

The SOAS Gallery is delighted to announce a new exhibition of its own collection of artworks and objects, exploring the wealth of fantastic material held in the collection.

Made up of over 500 artworks and objects dating from the 12th Century to the present day, this exhibition showcases the wide variety held in the collection. Varying in material, production, and artistic processes and concepts including archaeological material through to works that have been made by high-profile contemporary artists, such as Raymond Fung and Bruce Onobrakpeya.

Throughout the exhibition, you will discover and learn about processes and regional crafts, as well as the history of these objects.  

A cockerel shaped jug sits on a white background. The jug has leaf like patterns all over with several colours, including dark red, dark and light brown, with a deep blue base.
The cockerel-spouted ewer dates from the 12th-13th century, in Iran (LDSAC 2021.3.1) and will be on display for this exhibition. 

About the Collection

Formalised in 2007, the collection was brought together as an outcome of research taking place at the school, specifically in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Since then, the Collection has grown to reflect the many diverse and critical perspectives studied at SOAS about the world and times we live in.

Now we ask how can the collection be a lens through which we interrogate and understand some of the planetary questions of our time.