The Islamic Art and Material Culture SSN UK



The Islamic Art and Material Culture Subject Specialist Network is delighted to announce an exciting collaboration with The Courtauld Gallery, which is supported by the Art Fund. There is an opportunity for three institutions in the UK to host a tour of the Courtauld’s important Islamic metalwork collection, including the famous Courtauld Bag, made in Mosul (present day northern Iraq) for a noble lady of the Mongol court, around 1300 -1330.


The tour will take place between October 2019 and January 2021, during which the Courtauld will be closed for redevelopment.


This generous package of support includes object preparation, transport, packing and courier costs as well as support from the Courtauld’s curatorial, registrar and learning teams alongside that of the SSN. Further details can be found here but please do note the closing date for applications to this scheme is 1st December 2018.


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