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