This exhibition takes a new look at the development of Ottoman art between the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 and the 19th Century. In the past attention has been paid to the export of Ottoman luxury goods to other parts of Europe, and to individual examples of outside influence on Ottoman production. This exhibition will demonstrate how these outside contacts brought about change in Ottoman art in some periods, while at other times they were deliberately avoided, allowing locally sourced forms to flourish. The exhibition will display goldsmith’s work, textiles, manuscripts, woodwork and ceramics and tilework, and includes many items with fascinating histories.