Brunei Gallery Presents The Golden Temple of Amritsar Reflections of the Past

. August 30, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Brunei Gallery at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London presents “The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past”, on view through 5 September 2011.

The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past is the first major exhibition on one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic buildings, one which is both the epicentre of the Sikh faith and a place of pilgrimage for followers of other traditions. It is also the first major Sikh exhibition since the V&A Museum’s 1999 ‘The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms’.

Organised by a leading voluntary heritage organisation, the UK Punjab Heritage Association (UKPHA), this groundbreaking show will trace the temple’s history, beginning with its origins as a place where the Buddha once meditated, to its role as the inspiration behind a guerrilla insurgency against foreign invasion that eventually led to the establishment of a Sikh empire in the 18th century.

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