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Qalam: the art of beautiful writing

Location: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

2nd November 2013 – 26th January 2014

Calligraphy, or the art of beautiful writing, is held in great esteem by Muslims in the UK and worldwide. The exhibition brings this vibrant and distinctive art form to the heart of Birmingham, showcasing historic manuscripts, decorated objects and contemporary art. Enjoy the beauty and harmony of Islamic penmanship with your family and friends and learn how its aesthetic appeal crosses borders of time, space, language and culture.

Free exhibition.  Galleries 12 and 13.

Image: Writing case. Kashmir, 19th century.

Image copyright Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The Art of the Sultans: Ottoman Art and Architecture at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Somerset House, Strand, Westminster, London, WC2R 0RN.

A course from 22 July 2013 to 26 July 2013

Tickets from £455


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