Art History Festival 2023 | The Colour of Water, a Persian Imaginative Approach

Saturday 23 September, 2023

Of the many objects in the Burrell Collection that depict water on them, four Islamic Persian objects show four novel approaches to illustrating water as experienced in nature. These objects – two ceramic vessels from the 13th and 14th centuries, and two pile carpets from the 17th century – come from different parts of Iran, from Kirman in the south, from the Kurdish region in the west, and from Kashan in the centre.

In this gallery talk, Noorah Al-Gailani, the Curator of Islamic Civilisations, will explore these objects and the imaginative ways in which their designers chose to depict water.

Location: The Burrell Collection

Event type: This is an in-person gallery talk. Spaces for this are on a first come, first served basis. Please meet at the reception desk 5 minutes before the talk is due to start to secure your place.

This event is part of the Art History Festival (19-23 September 2023), which has been organised with the Association of Art History. Glasgow Museums are hosting a number of talks as part of this programme.

Dates & Times

The Burrell Collection
Pollock Country Park 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT
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Sat 23 Sep 14:00- 14:45

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