Free Mughal India workshops

Free workshops to support the British Library's major exhibition on the Mughal Empire.

Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire

9 November 2012 - 2 April 2013

This autumn, the British Library will present a major exhibition on the Mughal Empire, a vast and important empire that encompassed the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

The Mughal court was renowned for its support of the arts and sciences and this exhibition will display some incredible treasures from the British Library’s outstanding Central and South Asian collections, complemented by key loans from major institutions. Jewel-like paintings, fascinating manuscripts and amazing objects will reveal the dramatic stories behind one of the world’s great civilisations.

Learning workshops

Free workshops will be available for Primary and Secondary groups.

Primary Mughal India workshop

Primary workshops will promote a creative engagement with the Mughal India exhibition through a number of practical activities tailored for KS2 students. These will include storytelling, drawing and other art activities. At the end of the workshop, students will have gained increased understanding of the history of the Mughal Empire and gained a sense of its historical chronology.

Workshop sessions take place in the exhibition space and include a series of activities led by a workshop leader.

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Secondary Mughal India workshop

Students will investigate the history of the Mughal Empire and develop their historical knowledge and skills through direct encounter with the rare manuscripts, paintings and objects on display. They will learn about the politics, society, religion and art of this incredible empire that spread across Central and Southern Asia. Workshops will also promote learning about the history and culture of India and will provide an excellent contextual introduction for the study of the rise of the British Empire in India.

Workshop sessions take place in the exhibition space and include a series of activities led by a workshop leader.

Find out more and book a workshop