Free expert talk at the V&A

Nick Barnard, Curator of South Asian art in the Asian Department, will give a talk at 1.15pm on Wednesday 3 November. It’s free and you don’t need to book in advance – just turn up!

Nick’s specialist Curator Talk will be held in the Victoria and Albert Museum‘s Hochhauser Auditorium to accompany the launch of JAINpedia – an ambitious project digitising Jain manuscripts in the UK.

The talk will explore finely illustrated Jain manuscript pages on display in the Nehru Gallery of Indian art at the V&A till December 2012.  Dating from the 15th to 19th centuries, these beautiful manuscripts were preserved in temple libraries in India before arriving at the V&A. The V&A’s collection includes examples in a range of styles, some never displayed before.


The talk starts at 1.15pm and finishes at 2pm on Wednesday 3 November 2010.


The Hochhauser Auditorium at the V&A in South Kensington, London.


Nick Barnard, Curator of South Asian art in the Asian Department

How much?

It’s free and you can just go along without booking.

More information

You can find out more about the talk and other lunch-time events at the museum from the V&A website.

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