SOAS University of London

Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London

Sunday Talk: Envisioning the Divine (Art/Architecture)


Date: 24 July 2011Time: 11:30 AM

Finishes: 24 July 2011Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Talk

The day will include the following 3 talks (plus free lunch):

Building the Temple of Hari

Revealing the architectural secrets behind the conception and construction of the Golden Temple (Harimandir Sahib).
Gurmeet Rai is a conservation architect and director of the Cultural Resource Conservation Initiative (New Delhi, India)

The Artist’s Touch

Discover how the elaborate decorative techniques used to embellish the sacred shrine were influenced by the devotion, tastes and wealth of the Sikh ruling elite.
Dr Nadhra Shahbaz Naeem Khan is a lecturer at Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lahore, Pakistan) specialising in Mughal and Sikh period art and architectural ornament.

Echoes of the Painted City

Recounting the emergence of Amritsar’s rich tradition of mural painting and its tragic decline in modern times.
Dr Subhashini Aryan is an art historian specialising in Western Himalayan art & architecture and chairperson of K. C. Aryan’s Home of Folk Art (Gurgaon, India).


Concession (Student with NUS, OAP)£8.50£1.16
Group of 4£8.50£1.16
Wheelchair Space (3 available)£10.00£1.25

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