SOAS University of London

Gallery Talks

Asia House in association with The Wellcome Trust presents


A Major Exhibition of Asian Treasures from the Wellcome Library

13 October – 12 December 2004


Education Programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund


Asia House has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant to organise an exciting education programme to complement the exhibition. All activities are FREE and open to all.


Gallery Talks: Explore the exhibition in greater depth at these 30 minute talks with curators and specialists every Thursday afternoon in the Brunei Gallery from 1.30-2pm.


14 October
Asia: Body Mind Spirit. An Introduction
Zara Fleming Exhibition Co-Curator


21 October
Art or History? The Role of Wellcome and His Collection
William Schupbach Exhibition Co-Curator and Curator of the Iconographic Collections, Wellcome


28 October
From East to West and Back Again: Jew, Christian and Muslim
Nigel Allen Exhibition Co-Curator and Curator of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books, Wellcome


4 November
Praying to Kami and Buddhas: Illness and Religious Practice in Japan
Dr. Lucia Dolce Chair Centre for the Study of Japanese Religion SOAS


11 November
Living Ayurveda: Principles and Practice in a Great Asian tradition
Dr Caroline Osella SOAS


18 November
Feng Shui: The Dynamics of an Ancient Art and its Versatility in Modern Life
Sophia Stainton International Feng Shui Consultant and Interior Designer


25 November
Islamic Calligraphy
Nikolaj Serikoff


2 December
A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to Life
Zara Fleming Freelance Specialist in Tibetan Art and Co-Curator of Exhibition