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14th April 2006 - 25th February 2007
Horniman Museum
Balcony Gallery
100 London Road
Forest Hill
SE23 3PQ
Tel: + 44 (0) 208 291 8166
Fax:+ 44 (0) 208 291 8161
email: [email protected]
Open Daily 10.30am - 5.30 pm

'Khmer Silks' Buddhist Textiles from Cambodia
Experience beautiful Buddhist textiles from Cambodia in this exhibition highlighting the symbolic role they play in the ceremonial and religious life of the country. From eleborate wedding costumes, a simple set of monks robes to a dance costume representing the character Rama in the Hindu Ramayana, Khmer Silks celebrates a revival of the old silk weaving traditions in Cambodia. A specially commissioned piece (pidan) depicting scenes from the life of Buddha is an eye catching focal point to this exhibition and recognises the Buddhist religion that lies at the heart of Cambodian society.

Diploma in Asian Art
The British Museum Education Department

The British Museum
38 Great Russell Streeet
London WC1B 3DG

For further information contact Dr Heather Elgood,
tel: 020 7323 8144 or fax: 020 7323 8561

The British Museum provides a unique opportunity to gain a postgraduate degree that focuses on the classical and decorative arts of Asia. The course is object based providing lectures and handling sessions led by leading international academics and museum curators.

Students can choose any number or combination of three-month modules. Students successfully completing three modules will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, validated by University of London, Royal Holloway College.

The Post Graduate Diploma is taught over three twelve-week terms. Please contact the Education Department for further details.

Email: [email protected]

14th June - 22nd December 2006
Percival David Foundation
53 Gordon Square
London WC1
Mon-Fri: 10.30am-5pm
From August: 10.00am- 12.30pm, 1.30pm-5pm

Ming Colours - Polychrome Porcelain from Jingdezhen'
Catalogue Available

7th - 10th November 2006
The Nehru Centre
8 South Audley Street
London W1K 1HF
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 491 3567 / 7 493 2019
Fax:+ 44 (0) 207 409 3360
Email: [email protected]

'Raja Ravi Varma'

Further information please contact [email protected]

Akademi Event 2006 in Association with the Mayor of London

Akademi South Asian Dance UK
Tel: +44 (0) 207 691 3210
Fax:+44 (0) 207 691 3211


7th - 8th October 2006, 8pm
Daredevas 2
South Bank Centre

October 2005 - July 2007
'Re-Act & Aspire'
Free Workshop for young people in Media & Events

The Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 942 2000

New Gallery: Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art.
Stunning new gallery developed to house one of the most extensive collections of Islamic Art in the world. The Jameel Gallery tells the story of Islamic art in the Middle East, from the 7th - 20th Century.
Entrance: Free
Information: +44 (0) 207 942 2000 or

20th October 2006 - 30th April 2007
'Civilisation and Elightenment: the arts of the Meiji period'.
The Meiji period was a time when Japan & the East contributed cross culturally to the applied and decorative arts, often to astonishing effect.
See also the associated study day on 11th November 2006.
Japan Room 45
Entrance: Free
Information: +44 (0) 207 942 2000

26th August - 12th November
The Fan Museum
12 Crooms Hill
London SE10 8ER
Tel: 0208 305 1441
Tues-Sat: 11 am - 5 pm, Sun: 12pm - 5 pm
Admission: £4; Consessions: £3;Children under 7, OAP'S, Disabled: Free

Exploration of the inspiration of far eastern decorative styles on 18th century Europe.

31st August - 11 November 2006
Asia House
63 New Cavendish Street
Tel: +44 (0) 207 307 5454
[email protected]

'Beyond the Page: Contemporary Art from Pakistan'
This exhibition, one of the highlights of the national Festival of Muslim Cultures, introduces the vitality and diversity of contempoary Pakistani Art. Artists Hamra Abbas, Aisha Khalid, Hasnat Mehmood, Mohammed Imran Qureshi, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Rashid Rana and Usman Saeed are all trained in the minature tradition of the Subcontinent. Educated in Pakistan, but now based around the world, these artists have transformed miniature painting using diverse techmiques and media.

Beyond the page: Contempoary Art from Pakistan will be launched this year at Asia House in London and Manchester Art Gallery, and will then tour to the Harley Gallery, Huddersfield Art Gallery and the Midlands Art Centre in Birmingham.

The art of minature painting developed at Islamic courts in Asia between the 14th and 19th Centuries. In recent years there has been a dramatic revival of the miniaturist tradition and its has once again become one of the most significant art forms of the region with several young Pakistani artists standing at the vanguard of the movement. the full-colour publication , designed by reform Creative in Manchester, and co-published by Asia House, Manchester Art Gallery and Shisa will be a lasting document of this exhibition and the transgression of a movement.

3rd October - 2nd December 2006
The London International Gallery of Children's Art
02 Centre
255 Finchley Road
Tel: +44 (0) 7435 0903
email: [email protected]
Tues - Thurs 4pm - 6pm, Fri - Sun 12pm - 6pm
Entry Free

'The Christina Noble Children's Foundation Sunshine Art Exhibition'
The Christina Noble Children's Foundation is a charity based in Vietnam & Mongolia, working with very poor children and those that live on the streets. These works have been produced by Children from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, using oils on canvas and lacquer-ware.

10th October - 8th December 2006
The Brunei Gallery, SOAS
School of Oriental & African Studies
Thornaugh Street
Russell Square
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 898 4915 (Reseption) 4046 (Recorded Information)
Contact: Joy Onyjiako
Email: [email protected]
Tues - Sat 10.30am - 5pm.
Admission: Free. Groups of 10 or more please telephone in advance.

'Images from the End Game' The Photographs of Alexander Lyas - The Tsar's Consul to Persia, from 1901-1914.
Remarkable photographs taken by Lyas, throughout his years in Persia, people, places and events.

'A Future for the Past: The Petrie Palastinian Collection', presented with the University of Archaeology UCL.
Excavated objects from Palestine and Egypt. Items selected include pottery, beads and scarabs.

2nd-10th November 2006
The Bhavan Centre
M.P. Birla Millenium Gallery
4A Castletown Road
London W14 9HE
0207 381 3086
[email protected]
11am - 7pm daily

'Eastern Echos': A group exhibiiton by: Saima Rasheed, Maryam Hashemi, Aqeela Shirazes. An exhibition by three contemporary artists from South Asia to include watercolour and miniatures.

The private view for the exhibition is on Thursday 2nd November 6.30-8.30pm at the above address.

6th November - 1st December 2006
Embassy of Japan
Foyer Gallery
101-104 Piccadilly
Contact: Simon Wright + 44(0) 207 465 6500
[email protected]
Mon-Fri: 9.30am - 5.30 pm
Entry: Free

'Washi Ning Yo: The World of Japanese Paper Craft'
An exhibition of exquisite Japanes paper dols from Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan and handcrafted from traditional Japanese Paper, Washi, and drawing inspiration from the history and traditions of the region.

Workshops will be held on 8th November at the Japan Foundation, London. Fordetails and to reserve a place, contact +44 (0) 207 436 6695, [email protected] or check the website:

11th November 2006 - 25th February 2007
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 300 8000
Open Daily 10am - 6pm, Fridays until 10pm
Admission: £8
Buy Tickets: 0870 848 8484; In person at ticket office (booking fee applies)

Art Exhibition 'Chola: Sacred Bronzes of Southern India'
The first UK exhibition devoted to the riches of Hindu art produced during the Chola Dynasty of Southern India. These bronzes are revered as manifestations of Hindu Gods, including Shiva, Vishnu and Ganesh.

14th-20th June 2007
The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair
Charity Gala Evening 14th June, in aid of Coram Family - Transfroming young people's lives since 1739

Private Preview 13th June 2007

Opening Times
13th June, 11.00-21.00
14th, 15, 17 19 & 20 June, 11.00-18.00
15 & 18 June, 11.00-20.00

Ticket Prices
Single Private Preview Ticket, £65 - limited availability
Single Fair Ticket, £16
Double Fair Ticket, £27

The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair began in 1934 and is one of the top four events of its kind in the world. The Fair is under patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra.

During the 8 days of the fair, the Great Room at Grosvenor House on London's Park Lane is tranformed into a spectacular setting where £500 millions worth of art and antiques is offered for sale by 90 of the world's leading dealers. The very best of ancient, classical and twentieth century art is complemented by the latest creations from contemporary artists and designers.

Works of art from 300 BC to the present day are exhibited, including furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, porcelain, ceramics, jewellery, silver, textiles, books and oriental works of art. Every work of art is strictly vetted for quality and authenticity by panels of over 140 experts. This means that visitors to the Fair can buy in absolute confidence.

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