• The Royal Worcester Carnatic Service

    In 1751, physician John Wall and apothecary William Davis established a ceramics factory on the banks of the River Severn in Worcester. Using a formula developed in Bristol, they began to produce soft-paste porcelain wares. The manufactory was a success, and would continue to go from strength to strength. Under the aegis of new owners […]

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  • Islamic Art and Design Taught School Workshops at the Ashmolean

      When the 2013 Primary Curriculum was launched, I quickly decided that I had some new taught workshops to write to fit the new areas of the history curriculum. British Prehistory was one new area to tackle but I also wanted to launch new sessions using our rich collections on display in Gallery 31 – […]

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  • Calligraphy Specialist Support Scheme at The Oriental Museum, Durham University

    The Oriental Museum, Durham University, opened to the public in 1960. Over the last 60 years the collection has grown to over 36,000 objects, including two Designated collections and welcomes more than 33,000 visitors including almost 7,000 school children a year. Our collection of archaeology and material culture from West and Central Asia has developed […]

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  • Calligraphy Study Day , Cartwright Hall, Bradford, 1st April 2020

    Calligraphy Study Day Venue: Cartwright Hall, Bradford Wednesday 1st April, 11am-5pm UPDATE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – additional information to follow The Islamic Art and Material Culture Subject Specialist Network (IAMC SSN) is delighted to be hosting its next study day at Cartwright Hall, Bradford, on Wednesday 1st April. The study day will explore calligraphy […]

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  • From the SSN Bursary Scheme to ‘Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld

    It was early January 2019 when I received a very generous bursary from the SSN for Islamic Art and Material Culture enabling me to attend the East Meets West: Objects in Renaissance Paintings study day at The National Gallery. What I didn’t realise at the time was the tremendous impact that day would have on […]

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  • Welcome

    Throughout the year we will be posting further blog posts showcasing the diverse activity and interests of the IAMCSSN.

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