Art of the Mongols – 10-13 February 2014 (4 days)
Specialist Art Course
Art of the Mongols
Course Fee: £540
The destructive impact of the Mongol invasions is well known. Less well known is the important contribution these steppe peoples made as patrons of the arts in when they established themselves in China and Iran in the 13th and 14th centuries.
This course will devote two days to the arts of the Yuan, the Chinese dynastic name chosen by Kubilai Khan and two days to the arts of the Ilkhanids in Iran led by his brother Hulagu. In this period the Pax Mongolica was initiated and technologies, craftsmen and ideas flowed between China and Iran. It was a time of brilliant cultural flowering as the Mongol rulers sought to govern their disparate empires and sponsored a remarkable new visual language.
The course features
Lectures by leading experts and curators
Visits to museums, including unique access to reserve collections
For further details contact Denise Acford
Tel: 020 7898 4451