Looking Less, Seeing More: The Making of the Albukhary Gallery of Islamic Art
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Date: 9 May 2019Time: 5:30 PM
Finishes: 9 May 2019Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B102
Type of Event: Seminar
Abstract: The British Museum’s Albukhary Gallery of the Islamic World, which opened in October 2018, represents a new direction in the display of Islamic material culture, both in the UK and further afield. Having spent two years involved in many aspects of its planning and execution, I will discuss the historical background of the gallery within the British Museum and the curatorial approaches to the collection. I will also seek to place the gallery within the context of displays of Islamic art elsewhere around the world.
Convened by Professor Anna Contadini