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Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld

November 26, 2020
14.00–16.00
Admission free, but booking essential: Register here

The Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN


The Courtauld’s collection of inlaid Islamic metalwork is very small but consists of a group of exquisite pieces, and it is about set out as a touring exhibition, not without its challenges. This is the line-up for this two-hour event: Dr Alexandra Gerstein (McQueens Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Courtauld), Professor James Allan (Emeritus Professor of Eastern Art, University of Oxford), Dr Francesca Leoni (Assistant Keeper and Curator of Islamic Art, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford), Amy Graves (Exhibition Registrar, The Courtauld), Sonja Kielty (Volunteer Co-ordinator, Libraries, Museums and Galleries, Bradford Museums and Galleries), Dr Federica Gigante (Curator of the Collection from the Islamic World, History of Science Museum, University of Oxford), Sylvie Broussine (Assistant Curator, The Holburne Museum, Bath), Professor Sussan Babaie (Professor of the Arts of Iran and Islam, The Courtauld), Dr Michael Harris (Former Curator of Fine Art, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro), Jonathan Fruchter (Exhibition Volunteer, History of Science Museum, Oxford).


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