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Horniman Museum, United Kingdom

Horniman Museum, United Kingdom

Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman began collecting specimens and artefacts from around the World in the 1860’s. Horniman’s key mission was to bring the world to Forest Hill and he opened part of his family house to the public so they could view his collections. In 1898 Horniman commissioned Charles Harrison Townsend to design a new museum building. The musuem opened in 1901.

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British Museum, United Kingdom

British Museum, United Kingdom

The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present.   Read More

Hajj certificate (detail). 17th–18th century AD. Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art (Khalili Family Trust).

Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam

The Hajj or the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is the pilgrimage that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime if they are able. This major exhibition at the British Museum, London charts the history of this spiritual journey.  Read More

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

The building of the new Museum of Scotland, which opened in 1998, to tell the country’s history from earliest times to the present day, created a landmark museum in Edinburgh for the nation.  Read More

A Manchu bride. Photograph by John Thomson. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Photo Exhibition Dublin: China through Scottish eyes

At the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, there is an photography exhibition on loan from the Wellcome Library, London, featuring photos of China taken by Scottish photographer John Thomson between 1868 and 1872.   Read More

Coloured ink on paper, c.1929-30, Coll. Rabindra Bhavana

Rabindranath Tagore: Poet and Painter

2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), who is best known as a poet and the first non-European writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.  Read More

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