Beyond the Page Conference

Ali Kazim, Untitled (Children of Faith series), 2023. Watercolour pigments on paper, 16 portraits each. 31 x 35 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Jhaveri Contemporary.

Full price £35
Concessions £25
Includes exhibition entry
Members discount 10%


19 January 2024

10am – 5pm

To book for the online version of the conference, please call our Box Office on 01908 676900

This day-long conference will explore key themes from Beyond the Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now.

Artists, art historians and authors discuss entangled histories of Britain and South Asia, their impact on the evolution of the miniature painting tradition and its revival as an aesthetic and critical force in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Contributors include William Dalrymple (historian and writer), Emily Hannam (exhibition advisor and Curator, South Asia, Victoria & Albert Museum, London), Hammad Nasar (exhibition co-curator), Shwetal Patel (curator) Sue Stronge (Senior Curator in the Asian Department, Victoria & Albert Museum, London), and artists David Alesworth, Nicola Durvasula, Noor Ali Chagani, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Olivia Fraser.

N.B. Adjustments have been made to the programme as Lotte Crawford is no longer able to attend.

Supported by The Paul Mellon Centre and The Luigi and Laura Dallapiccola Foundation.

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About the exhibition

Including exquisite historic works drawn from major collections including the Royal Collection, Tate, The Ashmolean Museum and National Museums Scotland, many of which can rarely be displayed due to their fragility, Beyond the Page will explore how the traditions of South Asian miniature paintings have been reclaimed and reinvented by modern and contemporary artists.

Conference Programme