Tag Archive: British Museum

Drawing the Arabesque, Tracing the Palmette: Sketching the British Museum and V&A Islamic Collections

This month I started something that has been in my mind to do for a while – organizing small group sessions in which people can understand and reflect upon objects in the Islamic… Continue reading

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Exhibits at the British Museum Islamic Galleries

In October 2018 The British Museum opened a new suite of galleries for the display of the museum’s collection of Islamic Artefacts. Many of us had become familiar over the years with the… Continue reading

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St. Pancras Parish Church and its Crypt

The crypt is guarded by a row of Caryatids; beneath their solemn gaze, great red doors of steel protect the subterranean mausoleum. The crypt is part of St. Pancras Parish Church, an iconic… Continue reading

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A Mughal Masterpiece at The British Museum

This painting is called “The assembled animals complain to the raven of their mistreatment at the hands of man” British Museum catalogue number 1920.0917.05  , an illustration to one of the animal fables… Continue reading

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