The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandharan Art

The Bagri Foundation is delighted to confirm the new dates of the 2020 Gandhara Connections 4th International workshop, originally scheduled to take place in 2020, which will deal with The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandharan Art. The workshop will take place online via Zoom on 24th-26th March 2021.  It is now fully available online here.

The workshop abstract is available to download here.

The updated programme is available here.

The Gandhara Connections project aims to understand Gandharan art in its ancient contexts, fostering fresh discussion of its puzzling cross-cultural connections and other archaeological problems. But at the same time, the significance of this extraordinary tradition is inevitably rooted in the concerns and preoccupations of the modern world. In this fourth international workshop of the Project, we seek to stimulate an exchange of new information and ideas about two aspects of Gandharan art in the modern world.

Guest speakers include Dr Kurt Behrendt from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Dr Elizabeth Errington and Dr Helen Wang from the British Museum, Prof Muhammad Ashraf Khan from the Taxila Institute, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Prof Himanshu Prabha Ray (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) and Dr Shaila Bhatti (National College of Arts, Lahore) to name a few.

All are welcome and places are free but please book by emailing:

Image: Group of statues of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas excavated at Lorian Tangai, Peshawar District . Courtesy of the British Library.


Mar 24 2021 - Mar 26 2021

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