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What is Islamic Art? This course seeks answers to that question, from the past to the present, through the visual arts of calligraphy, illustrated books and manuscripts and across of diverse range of media including ceramics, metalwork, glass and textiles.
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Dr Helen Glaister is a sinologist who specialised in Chinese Art History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Helen has been a Course Director at the V&A since 2006 and previously worked at the British Museum. She has lectured for Birkbeck College, the British Library and is a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS.
I've thoroughly enjoyed the autumn course and its standard and quality, which is why I've signed up to the follow-on next term! Looking forward to other Asia related courses. Online Student, December 2020
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19 April 2021 - 12 July 2021
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