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Splendours of the Subcontinent: a Prince's tour of India 1875-6.
Sat 8 April 2017, 11:00 – 15:00 BST
A golden opportunity to feast your eyes on some of the spectacular treasures showered on the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, during his 10,000 mile odyssey to the Indian sub-continent in 1875-6. The exhibition, which is only on display in Bradford, Leicester and Edinburgh, tells the story of the tour through watercolours, photographs and above all 74 works of art, many lavishly bejewelled, given to the Prince by the rulers of India. In addition to this visual feast, the Curator, Miss Kajal Meghani, from the Royal Collections Trust, will talk on the collection. You may join a guided tour of the Moghul Gardens adjacent to the museum. There will be a half-hour performance of Indian classical dance and an Asian-themed lunch including wine/juices. Parking in the grounds of the museum, or on the adjacent road. Disabled parking signposted at rear of museum. Bell to summon lift and access to all facilities. Entry by North Park Road and Victor Road.
This event has been organised by the West Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.