The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past
14/7/2011 to 25/9/2011
'The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past' will be the first major exhibition on one of the world's most beautiful and iconic buildings, one which is both the epicentre of the Sikh faith and a place of pilgrimage for followers of other traditions. It is also the first major Sikh exhibition since the V&A Museum's 1999 'The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms'.
Organised by a leading voluntary heritage organisation, the UK Punjab Heritage Association (UKPHA), this groundbreaking show will trace the temple's history, beginning with its origins as a place where the Buddha once meditated, to its role as the inspiration behind a guerrilla insurgency against foreign invasion that eventually led to the establishment of a Sikh empire in the 18th century.
Times: 10:30am to 5pm
Dates: 14 July 2011 to 25 September 2011
Location: Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
For further information visit www.soas.ac.uk