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Walk-In Gallery Tour

Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 2pm

Join our Museum Guides for a tour of MIA’s outstanding collection of Islamic art objects, stretching over 1400 years and three continents. No booking required, just turn up!
Monday – Science Tour (from May onwards)
Wednesday – Imperial Threads Special Exhibition Tour
Thursday – MIA ArchitectureTour
Saturday – Permanent Gallery Tour

Al-Sadu to Digital: traditional Bedouin weaving for contemporary textiles of the Arabian Gulf

Adults

26 April 6:00pm - 7:00pm
In celebration of MIA's special exhibition ‘Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India', we welcome Dr Keireine Canavan, Principal Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University. This lecture will focus upon the traditional al-sadu technique, the tent dividing curtain and the interpretation of its woven symbols, motifs and patterns. The lecture will establish a wealth of meaning and communication from the memories of a dwindling number of contemporary Bedouin weavers, and culminate in aspiring, innovative digital applications and practices, for today’s modern consumer of beautiful, new ‘al-sadu’ textiles. .
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