professorial lecture

The Courtauld and India: Old Histories – New Conjunctions

Thursday, 24 November 2011

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Ahhichatragarh Fort and Palace Complex
A view over the Hadi Rani Mahal at the Ahhichatragarh Fort and Palace Complex, Nagaur, Rajasthan. Image: Courtauld Institute of Art 2005

Speaker(s): Professor Deborah Swallow (Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: RSVP to Sophie Nurse by 17 November 2011 (email:

Organised by: The Director (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The Courtauld’s early engagement with India remains a little-known part of its history. The lecture will revisit this early link and examine the reasons for — and the impact of — its subsequent disengagement from the arts of Asia. It will then explore some of the current trends in the study, appreciation and care of the arts of India and suggest ways in which The Courtauld’s particular strengths — in teaching and research in art history, conservation and curating — can contribute to these exciting new developments.

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