Workshop on the Role of Eighteenth-Century Indo-Persianate Albums from 15 to 17 September 2021

Blog entry from 09/07/2021

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Musical and dance performance in the harem, from an Indo-Persianate album of Antoine Louis Polier, I 4594, fol. 19, Delhi or Faizabad before 1777
Musical and dance performance in the harem, from an Indo-Persianate album of Antoine Louis Polier, I 4594, fol. 19, Delhi or Faizabad before 1777
Copyright: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Johannes Kramer

From 15‒17 September 2021 the Museum für Asiatische Kunst and the Museum für Islamische Kunst ‒ Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are jointly hosting a hybrid workshop with online and on-site lectures on the role of Indo-Persianate albums in the 18th century.

The workshop will address the role of Indo-Persianate albums (muraqqaʿs) that were assembled for or collected by the Mughal governors of Awadh (Uttar Pradesh), Shujaʿ al-Daula (reigned 1754–1775) and his successor, Asaf al-Daula (reigned...

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