Violet M Digby Art exhibition- A St Ives Painter in Kashmir

By Farzana Whitfield|April 6, 2016|Art and Archaeology, South Asia|0 comments

The Nehru Centre in London’s Mayfair will be putting on an exhibition of Violet M Digby’s paintings of Kashmir in the last two weeks of April this year. It will be the first opportunity to see her paintings since her death in 1960. Violet was the mother of Simon Digby, an English oriental scholar, translator, writer and collector who was awarded the Burton Medal of the Royal Asiatic Society. The

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Artist and Empire exhibition at the Tate

By Mary Fisk|January 19, 2016|Archival collections, Art and Archaeology, History, Photography|0 comments

Follow the links to an illustrated article by Inigo Thomas on the London Review of Books website discussing the portraiture of the British imperial age showcased in the Tate Britain’s current exhibition “Artist and Empire” which explores “how artists from Britain and around the world have responded to the dramas, tragedies and experiences of the Empire” from the 16th century to the present day Click here to read the London Review of

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SADAAC- Arts and Crafts of South Asia

By Farzana Whitfield|August 2, 2013|Art and Archaeology, South Asia|0 comments

  Image taken from the SADAAC website The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Trust (SADAAC) in Norwich is a wonderful Aladdin’s cave of arts and crafts mainly from India and Pakistan while other collections cover Burma, Indonesia and Thailand. I fell complelety in love with this cultural trust! Established in 2010, SADAAC forms part of the University of East Anglia through the Sainsbury Institute of Art. The collection includes, textiles, ethnographic items, paintings,

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Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire: Forthcoming Event

By Farzana Whitfield|September 27, 2012|Art and Archaeology, South Asia|0 comments

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Mughal Art and culture that stretches from Kabul in the north west to over most of the South Asian sub-continent. From the 9th November 2012 until 2nd April 2013, the British Library will be unveiling their collection of manuscripts and paintings to the public, charting the entire historical period between the 16th to the 19th centuries. Come along and explore over 200 objects

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South Asia – April 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|April 30, 2012|South Asia|0 comments

Mapping India/ Manosi Lahiri. Landmark churches of India / Shubhi Sood. Himalayan traditional architecture : with special reference to the western Himalayan region / O.C. Handa. Lost monuments of Lucknow / Saiyed Anwer Abbas. White & black : journey to the centre of imperial Calcutta / photographs, Christopher Taylor ; text, Soumitra Das ; foreword, Olaf Van Cleef. Buddhist paintings of Tun-Huang in the National Museum, New Delhi / Lokesh

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