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Light From the Middle East: New Photography is the first major museum exhibition dedicated to contemporary Middle Eastern photography, as curator Marta Weiss points out at the beginning of this film. Five of the artists whose work is included in the exhibition appear in the film: Abbas, Manal Al-Dowayan, John Jurayj, Nermine Hammam and Hassan Hajjaj. Each explains central themes and aims of their work, their background and the significance of being a Middle Eastern artist working and exhibiting at an international level.

Event - A Room from Damascus

Fri 17 April 2015–Wed 16 December 2015

DISPLAY: In the 18th-century, the main reception rooms in Syrian upper-class houses began to be highly decorated with colourful painted wooden panelling.

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Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (Hardback)

Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (Hardback)

The V&A's collection of ivory carvings from the period 1200 to 1550 is one of the most important in the world, and this is the first catalogue of …

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