Gandharan Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum: 21st June 2019

A Gallery Talk and Discussion in the V&A
In collaboration with colleagues at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum we will be hosting a public tour and discussion in the Museum, focusing on some of the highlights of the V&A’s famous collection of Gandharan sculpture. The tour will be led by V&A curator Nick Barnard and CARC’s director, Peter Stewart. We shall be considering the sculptures both in their South Asian context and in relation to Graeco-Roman connections.
The tour will take place in the Museum 10.15-11.15 am on Friday 21st June 2019.  Places for this small-group tour are very limited and currently all are fully booked.  We are compiling a reserve list and if you would like to be added to this list, please contact the Classical Art Research Centre: (tel. 01865 278083).  We may also give priority to students and those who do not normally have an opportunity to access museum collections in this way.

We plan to film the talk so that it can be made accessible to a wider audience through the Gandhara Connections webpages (note that the audience will not appear on film but may be audio-recorded).

On Heracles’ Track to the Indus: Llewelyn Morgan to give 2019 Gandhara Connections Lecture

Oxford University's own Dr Llewelyn Morgan will give the 2019 Gandhara Connections Lecture on 'Heracles' Track to the Indus: Ancients and Moderns in the Swat Valley'. Dr Morgan is Associate Professor of Classical Languages and Literature and author of The Buddhas of Bamiyan (2012), which reflects his longstanding interest in Graeco-Roman connections with Central Asia and India.

The lecture will take place at 5pm on Thursday 14th November 2019 in the Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU. A video will be made available online afterwards.

All are welcome to attend, but please book (for free) by contacting us:


Selected Previous Events

The Global Connections of Gandharan Art: 18th-19th March 2019
2018 Gandhara Connections Lecture, Friday 2nd November. Professor Naman Ahuja: A Mother to the Children of the World: Hariti in Gandhara
Gandhara Connections International Workshop, 2018: The Geography of Gandharan Art

For further information on past events please visit our News Archive.

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