Library Exhibitions

Highlands to Hindustan: Indian Art from University of Edinburgh Collections

28th July 2017 - 4th November 2017
Exhibition Gallery
Main Library
George Square

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