The second in a new series of blog posts that draws connections between objects in the Ashmolean Museum’s Imagining the Divine exhibition. Katherine Cross examines three intricate carpet pages from holy manuscripts: from a Gospel, a Quran, and a Torah. Continue reading “Unexpected meetings #2: Magic Carpets”
With the Imagining the Divine exhibition now open, Robert Bracey discusses the process of conveying messages through labels, and the particularly difficult example of the Bamiyan Buddhas.
Continue reading “The Stories We Tell”
Jaś Elsner and Stefanie Lenk are blogging from behind the scenes during the installation of the Ashmolean Museum’s exhibition Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions, opening on October 19th.
Continue reading “Installing ‘Imagining the Divine’ #3: 6th October”
Members of the Empires of Faith team travel to Edinburgh to share their research and discuss the ongoing development of the ‘Imagining the Divine’ exhibition.
Continue reading “Empires of Faith in Edinburgh”
Fuchsia Hart discusses her work on pilgrimage within the Shi’a tradition, and her recent trip to Spain to undertake part of the Camino de Santiago.
Continue reading “Pilgrimage in Twelver Shi’ism: fieldwork on the Camino de Santiago”