Highlands to Hindustan: Indian Art from University of Edinburgh Collections
About the Exhibition
Opening: 28th July 2017 | Where: Exhibition Gallery, Main Library, George Square | Closing: 4th November 2017 | Curated by: Dr. Yuthika Sharma, Lecturer in Indian/South Asian Art, Edinburgh College of Art
The University of Edinburgh enjoys a long-standing and productive relationship with India and an exhibition in the Library opening during the Fringe Festival this year, the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence, provides an excellent opportunity to showcase and celebrate the University’s historic collections relating to the sub-continent.
These objects – books, manuscripts, sculptures and paintings – collected over a period of 300 years, span two millennia of art and culture and are rich both in variety and depth. Most of the objects have never been exhibited in public before; this will be the first ever public exhibition of University Collections devoted to the art and culture of South Asia.