‘Splendours of the Subcontinent’ Learning Programme

8 June – 14 October 2018

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Bagri Foundation was pleased to support the Royal Collection Trust’s inclusive learning programme for the Splendours of the Subcontinent: Four Centuries Of South Asian Paintings and Manuscripts exhibition. Learn more about the exhibition here.

The Trust worked with community groups and families who were not usually able to visit the exhibition due to socioeconomic isolation or disability and encouraged collaboration through a variety of workshop sessions and performances.

Events for Splendours of the Subcontinent included a Community Special Viewing of the exhibition on 24 July, which included an opportunity to the meet the Curators, Emily Hannam and Kajal Meghani, accompanied by live music and dance by Akademi.

Over the weekend of 4 and 5 August, a Family Festival Weekend took place in The Queen’s Gallery which enabled a large number of visitors to take part in arts and crafts activities, storytelling sessions, workshops and interactive talks whilst surrounded by an awe-inspiring backdrop of South Asian manuscripts, paintings and decorative works of art.

These events were also supported by specially selected artists, whose work further promoted awareness and engagement with the objects in the Royal Collection. The staff also undertook special training for cultural awareness to enable a great experience for audiences and staff alike.

About Royal Collection Trust

Established in 1987, Royal Collection Trust is responsible for the care of the Royal Collection and the public opening of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Aspects of the Royal Collection are explored through exhibitions, publications and a varied learning programme to ensure that as much of the Collection can be enjoyed by the public and that the works of art can be understood and interpreted in engaging contexts.

The South Asian works of art in the Royal Collection include some of the most important and well-preserved examples in the world.