Join us for an exciting day of insider access to the V&A and to the first Śvetāmbara temple in Europe.
DATE: Thursday 16 June 2011
TIME: 10.00am to 5.30pm
MEETING PLACE: Hochhauser Auditorium in the Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes day in two parts
In the morning you’ll take a closer look at some of the rare Jain manuscripts held in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. You will learn how conservation has enabled their digitisation and public display.
In the afternoon you will begin the second part of the event. You will be taken to visit the first Jain Śvetāmbara temple in Europe, in Potters Bar, not far from London. Completed in August 2005, this spectacular building uses 1300 tonnes of pink sandstone and 500 tonnes of Indian marble. The individual pieces were carved in India and then assembled on site by Indian craftsmen.
Visitors will be treated to a personal tour of the temple and its extensive grounds, and then to tea.
To book and pay for your place online, please click on the button at: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/1108/
You have just less than a week to book so you’ll need to hurry!
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