Precious & Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld

The Holburne Museum, Bath
17 May – 1 Aug 2021

This UK touring exhibition presents ten remarkable pieces of Islamic metalwork from our collection, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries.

The Courtauld’s Islamic metalwork collection includes some of the finest examples of this intricate craft from modern-day Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and Turkey. The temporary closure of The Courtauld Gallery for a major transformation project has created the opportunity for The Courtauld to share these precious pieces from its collection with museums around the country.

The tour also complements The Courtauld National Partners Programme which provides unique opportunities for audiences across the UK to engage with The Courtauld’s collection – including in Belfast, Braintree, Coventry, Hull, Preston and Wolverhampton.

The exhibition opened at Royal Truro Museum, Cornwall, in autumn 2019 and travelled to Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford and the History of Science Museum, Oxford in 2020.

This national tour is in partnership with the Specialist Subject Network for Islamic Art and Material Culture and supported by Art Fund.


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This national tour is in partnership with the Specialist Subject Network for Islamic Art and Material Culture and supported by Art Fund.

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