**POSTPONED** The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandharan Art

In view of the developing situation with the Covid-19 coronavirus in the UK, Gandhara Connections have decided with enormous regret to postpone their next international workshop, ‘The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandharan Art’, which was planned for 26th-27th March 2020 and supported by the Bagri Foundation. 

The publication with the findings of the third workshop, The Global Connections of Gandharan Art, which took place in Oxford on 18th-19th March 2019, is expected to be published in print and free online around the end of April.


The Bagri Foundation is delighted to confirm the dates of the 2020 Gandhara Connections 4th International workshop, which will deal with The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandharan Art. The workshop will take place at the Ioannou Centre in Oxford on Thursday and Friday, 26th-27th March 2020.

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  roblems. 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: carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

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


Mar 26 2020 - Mar 27 2020

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Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU,

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