Mughal India: Art and Culture

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The British Library

96 Euston Road

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NW1 2DB

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U3A is privileged to be invited by The British Library Knowledge Centre Theatre to discover Mughal India at this study day, exclusive to U3A members. Maximum 2 tickets per applicant.

Ruling South and parts of Central Asia from 1526-1858, the Mughal dynasty became one of the most powerful and opulent empires the world has ever known. Remembered through a rich artistic and cultural heritage including exquisite paintings, manuscripts and architecture, the British Library has assembled six key speakers to explore the art and culture of Mughal India - a world of beauty and exquisite craftsmanship.

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10.45 Arrival; tea and coffee served
11.15 The formation of Mughal painting style
Dr Barbara Brend, independent scholar
11.45 Arts of the Mughal Court
Susan Stronge, Senior Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum
12.15 The development of the Mughal Studio under Emperor Akbar
Jerry Losty, Curator Emeritus, the British Library
12.45 Q&A plenary with morning contributors
13.00 Lunch (not provided)
14.15 The Mughal Imperial Library
Ursula Sims-Williams, Lead Curator of Persian Collections, the British Library
14.45 Interrogating patronage: the Bustan of Sa‘di for Emperor Shahjahan
Dr Sâqib Bâburî, Curator, Persian Manuscripts Digitisation Project, the British Library
15.15 European patronage: the Johnson Collection of albums
Dr Malini Roy, Curator of Visual Arts Collections, the British Library
15.45 Q&A plenary with afternoon contributors
16.00 Close

Redisplay of Mughal collection items
Timed to coincide with our study day, we have redisplayed related collection items in the Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery. Participants are invited to visit this free Gallery before and after the study day.

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96 Euston Road

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