29 JULY 2015

Dressing for the Great Game: the Robert Shaw Collection of Central Asian Garments

Sat 8 August, 2 – 5pm. Ashmolean, Oxford.
With Dr Ruth Barnes, Senior Curator of Indo-Pacific Art, Yale University Museum.

This talk examines the remarkable collection of Ikat coats and other garments from Central Asia collected by explorer Robert Shaw (Younghusband’s uncle) in 1868 – 69 on his travels from India to Yarkand and Kashgar.

Part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Oxford Asian Textiles Group. OATG members get in free.

Weekend talks £5/£4 concessions. Booking essential www.ashomlean.org/tickets or Tel: 01865 305 305

5 JUL

UPCOMING EVENT

Sikunder Burnes: Master of the ‘Great Game’

Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD [Nearest Underground Stations Euston Square or Warren Street]

Lecture starts at 1.15pm and ends around 2.30pm. A sandwich lunch is available from 12.30pm and must be booked via the office by 2.30pm the day before.

Tickets: Free: Members and their guests only.

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