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The Art of Islam
Wednesday 23 January 2019

The Art of Islam

Talk and guided gallery visit

Ashmolean Museum

Wednesday 23 January 2019: 10.30 – 12.00

This visit to the Ashmolean Museum follows Tom Duncan’s January lecture on ‘The Art of the Mosque’ but is not confined to the art of the Mosque.  It covers a broader spectrum of Islamic art including calligraphy, figural representations, geometric patterning and the exuberant use of arabesque.  Our guide will first give a short talk which will include showing selected artefacts and will then take the group to view further examples in the museum’s galleries, including the Jameel Centre.

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Cost: £10

12 places

 No transport provided.  Meet in the entrance to the museum at 10.20.

 Tickets available at October, November & January meetings.