Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire

Details

Suitable for: Year 3 - 6

Available: Monday - Friday from 9 November 2012 until 2 April 2013

Time: 10.30-12pm, 1-2.30pm and 3.30-5pm

Length: 90 minutes

Group size: minimum 10, maximum 30 per session

Subjects and Key Skills

History, Art, Creativity, Research Skills, Visual Literacy

Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire

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.

Workshop outline

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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