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Lecture / talk

'Muraqqa': Creating a Mughal Album

Short talk

Islamic calligraphy in gold
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

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Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Thursday, 2 Aug 2018
  • 12:00 and 15:00
  • Free with your exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass

The Mughals created lavish Muraqqas or "patchwork" albums to showcase the work of contemporary and earlier master artists. Drawings Conservator, Rachael Smith, will introduce the Islamic arts of calligraphy, painting, paper marbling, dyeing, gold decoration and decoupage and explain the albums’ complex construction. 

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