Precious and Rare: Islamic metalwork

Exhibition

Saturday, 18 January 2020 to Sunday, 10 May 2020

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The Courtauld Gallery's important collection of Islamic inlaid brassware contains some of the finest examples of this intricate and refined craft. This significant collection is comprised of Islamic metalwork ranging in date from the 13th to the 16th centuries. It was formed by one of the great Victorian art collectors. Thomas Gambier Parry (1816 - 188), to complement his acquisitions of precious medieval and early Renaissance paintings and decorative arts. Many of the best pieces in the collection have been on permanent display in The Courtauld Gallery since their bequest in 1966. But the metalwork has rarely left London, and never has such a large group of metalwork objects been brought together to be shown outside The Courtauld. Precious and Rare: Islamic metalwork from the Courtauld Gallery explores the origin and cultural context of these extraordinary objects, alongside displays of painting, photography, calligraphy and glassware from Bradford Museums and Galleries.

Opening Notes:

Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm
Monday - closed

Price notes:

Free

Venue Details

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Address:
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park
Bradford
BD9 4N
01274 431212

Directions:

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit www.wymetro.com

Communication aids available:

Bradford Museums and Galleries are proud to announce the introduction of AppEar; a new system to help the visually impaired explore our collections. This year we have been working closely with RNIB and Bradford Talking Media to develop the use of the audio PenFriend devices, which are already widely used within the visually impaired community. Visitors can now borrow a PenFriend from our reception desk to hear visual descriptions of the surrounding displays. For more information on the introduction of the AppEar system please contact Kirsty Gaskin tel 01535 618231 email kirsty.gaskin@bradford.gov.uk

Additional accessibility information:

Disabled parking and wheelchair access to rear of the building. Please ring bell and an attendant will assist. Access to all departments is by a lift. Accessible toilet. Baby changing unit. For further Cartwright Hall disabled access information visit DisabledGo

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