Gandharan Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum: 21st June 2019

A Gallery Talk and Discussion in the V&A
As part of our Gandhara Connections project and in collaboration with colleagues at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum we will be hosting a public tour and discussion in the Museum, focusing on some of the highlights of the V&A’s famous collection of Gandharan sculpture. The tour will be led by V&A curator Nick Barnard and CARC’s director, Peter Stewart. We shall be considering the sculptures both in their South Asian context and in relation to Graeco-Roman connections.
The tour will take place in the Museum 10.15-11.15 am on Friday 21st June 2019.  Anyone is welcome but it is essential to book through the Classical Art Research Centre: (tel. 01865 278083).
As places for this small-group tour are very limited we may give priority to students and those who do not normally have an opportunity to access museum collections in this way. We plan to film the talk so that it can be made accessible to a wider audience through the Gandhara Connections webpages (note that the audience will not appear on film but may be audio-recorded).

Save the date for the CARC 2019 workshop: Textile Art in the Graeco-Roman World, 26th-27th September 2019

We are delighted to announce the subject of our 2019 CARC workshop, kindly supported by Jean-David Cahn and Tony Michaels.  Textile Art in the Graeco-Roman World will focus on the visual imagery of ancient textiles from Archaic Greece to late antiquity, asking questions about a fundamentally important art tradition which we glimpse through extraordinary chance survivals and representations in other media. The international workshop will take place in Oxford on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September. The draft abstract is downloadable here and we will be announcing details in the coming months. All are welcome and you can book now for free by emailing

The Global Connections of Gandharan Art: 18th-19th March 2019

The updated programme and workshop abstract for CARC's next international workshop for the Gandhara Connections project are now available on our Gandhara Connections Events page.  We expect changes to the programme so be sure to keep an eye on the latest version published here.

'The Global Connections of Gandharan Art' will take place in Oxford on 18th-19th March 2019 and will re-examine the links between Gandharan art and other artistic traditions, including not only those of Greece and Rome, but also China, the Iranian world, and the Indian Subcontinent. 

The event will be free and all are welcome to attend, but please book a place by emailing  We also expect to record and live-webcast the event. 

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