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24 October 2019Silk and the Silk Road
26 September 2019AGM followed by Turner and Ruskin: A Celebration
30 May 2019A Portrait of Jewels: Following Missing Treasures through Portraits
25 April 2019The Art of the Hero: Commemorating Scott of the Antarctic
21 March 2019Ladies of the Night: Art History’s Most Scandelous Muses
28 February 2019Repton and the Picturesque
24 January 2019Posters of the Belle Époque: The great age of the poster
13 December 2018A Cornucopia of Christmas Customs
15 November 2018The Treasures of Far Cathay
18 October 2018The Architecture of the British Raj is remarkable; let’s celebrate it.
20 September 2018AGM then: 250 years of the Royal Academy of Arts, London
17 May 2018The World’s Most Expensive Art
19 April 2018Photography as Fine Art
15 March 2018Warwick Castle: A Forgotten Collection
15 February 2018Historic Graffiti: the Hidden Story of the Hopes, Fears and Desires of a Nation
18 January 2018Roman Britain Unearthed: What the Romans Really Did for Art

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Silk and the Silk Road Susan Whitfield Thursday 24 October 2019

Dr Susan Whitfield is a writer, scholar, lecturer and traveller of the Silk Roads. During 25 years curating the collections of manuscripts from Dunhuang and other Silk Road sites at the British Library, she also helped found and then developed the International Dunhuang Project (IDP), now a thriving international collaboration working on the art and artefacts of the eastern Silk Road. She has lectured and written widely on the Silk Road. Her latest book, Silk, Slaves and Stupas: Material Culture of the Silk Road, will be published in March 2018. Dr Whitfiled has also curated several major exhibitions and organized field trips to archaeological sites in the Taklamakan desert.