Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art

Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London

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Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London
When:Event passed!
It was on
Fri 15th Nov 2013 to
Sun 23rd Feb 2014

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Where:Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Daily (except Tuesdays): 10.00 - 17.30
Admission:Adults - £5; Concessions - £3

About the event

Leighton House Museum is the venue for the stunning exhibition Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art, presented by the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Doha, as part of Nour and Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture. Ferozkoh is the result of a collaboration between the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar with students and teachers from Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture in Kabul, Afghanistan. The unifying ambition of the exhibition is preservation and continuity of the traditional arts of the Islamic world – in both themes and materials – in the present day, and the role of education in both transmission and translation. Ferozkoh comprises 18 pair of objects. Half are historical objects from MIA’s collection; the products of four great dynasties with connections to Afghanistan: the Ghaznavids, Timurids, Mughals and Safavids. The other half of the works were created specifically for the exhibition by Turquoise Mountain students in response to, and conversation with, the historical objects.

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