4 MARCH - 31 JULY 2015
This exhibition focused on the real and mythical animals that appear in the legends, tales, and fables of the Islamic world. Divided into the natural quadrants of earth, air, fire, and water, these marvellous creatures introduce timeless stories such as the well-known and beloved classics: Shahnameh, Kalila wa Dimna and 1001 Nights.
Animals feature in the artistic production of diverse cultures from far-flung times and places, which are nonetheless connected by their shared celebration of traditional fables and the messages, knowledge, and lessons found in these stories.
The exhibition will contain a number of interactive experiences for visitors, and will present a majority of artworks which have never been on display.
A wide range of programmes for adults, schools and families accompany the exhibition.