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AHiS with Leighton House Museum: Islamic Art Study Day

  • Leighton House Museum 12 Holland Park Road London, England, W14 8LZ United Kingdom (map)

AHiS with Leighton House Museum:

Study Day for Teachers and Sixth Form Students exploring a range of Islamic Art

Aimed at teachers and students of the new Edexcel Global A-level syllabus, this day will focus on key works on the syllabus (Art & Nature, Art & Identities, and Art & War) from Mughal miniatures, to the architecture of Sinan, to contemporary images of the veil as well as exploring Orientalism in the context of Leighton House itself.



9.30 Registration and coffee

09.45 Welcome by Charlotte Villiers

09.50 Melanie Gibson, Convenor, Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, SOAS: What is Islamic Art?

10.30 Susan Stronge, Senior Curator, Asia Department, Victoria & Albert Museum: The Mughal Art of the Book

11.15 Scott Redford, Professor of Islamic Art, SOAS: The architecture of Mimar Sinan

12.00 Lunch break (and opportunity to explore the house)

12.45 Sussan Babaie, Andrew W. Mellon Reader in the Arts of Iran and Islam, Courtauld Institute of Art: The work of Shirin Nashat

13.30 Azza Alameddine, Introduction to Calligraphy, and calligraphy workshop in the studio

14.45 Tea break

15.00 Daniel Robbin, Senior Curator, Leighton House Museum: Orientalism, Lord Leighton and his collection

16.00 End


Paid tickets will be reimbursed upon attendance. Donations to the charity are welcome. Suggested donations from private sector: £15 per person.