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P. Skilling @ AMARAVATI Conference, Courtauld Institute of Art & British Museum, London
Professeur Peter Skilling participera et donnera une présentation "Amaravati in the Age of Great Caityas" à la conférence "Amaravati: the art of an early Buddhist monument in context" qui aura lieu du vendredi 5 au samedi 6 septembre, à la Courtauld Institute of Art at au British Museum, Londres, respectivement. La conférence est organisée par Dr Michael Willis, du British Museum, et Professeur David Park, de la Courtauld Institute of Art.

18h00 - 20h45, vendredi 5 septembre (régistration à 17h30)
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

10h00 - 17h20, samedi 6 Septembre (régistration à 9h30)
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Seminar Rooms, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

The Great Stupa at Amaravati was one of the most important Buddhist monuments in India. Founded before 200 BCE, it was enlarged and embellished with innumerable superb sculptures over the following four centuries. More than 120 of these sculptures entered the collection of the British Museum in 1880, forming the most important single group of Indian sculptures outside the subcontinent.

This conference celebrates the reopening of the Asahi Shimbun Gallery, where the sculptures have been displayed since 1992, but which was temporarily closed during construction of the Museum's World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre. Organised by The British Museum and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation at The Courtauld, the conference brings together leading specialists from around the world to address many aspects of Amaravati and its sculptures, from the rediscovery of the stupa at the end of the 18th century to its recreation in the 21st century. Amaravati's art will also be considered in the context of other surviving sculpture from the Andhra region of south- eastern India, which, despite its importance and quality, has been relatively neglected in the study of Indian art.

The conference opens on Friday evening with a keynote lecture by Professor Akira Shimada, author of a major recent study of Amaravati. This lecture is hosted by the Research Forum of The Courtauld and is followed by a reception. The conference continues at the British Museum on Saturday with a full day of presentations.

Admission: £20 (£12 étudiants et concession: 60+). Assis complimentaires sont disponibles aux personels du British Museum et de la Courtauld Institute / la réduction pour étudiants sera donnée exceptionnellement à ceux qui avaient réservée la place à l'avance.

Réservation en ligne: Ou envoyer un cheque à la ‘Courtauld Institute of Art' adressé à Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, en décrivant le titre de la conférence: ‘Amaravati conference'.
Pour les renseignement supplémentaire, contacter l'émail ou appeler 07834 521471 

L'Asahi Shimbun Gallery of Amaravati Sculpture sera ouverte pendant les horaires du Museum: vendredi 5 vers dimanche 7 septembre.

Pour télécharger le programme complet de la Amaravati Conference, appuyez sur le lien ci-dessous: