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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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