Public programs

To support Didar a range of public workshops and talks have been programmed to allow visitors to engage with researchers, practitioners and conservators. 

Curatorial floor talks

Join PhD researchers and exhibition curators Sophie Lewincamp and Dr Leila Alhagh and they discuss the exhibition and their research on the Middle Eastern Manuscript collection.

Duration: 30 minutes

Limited to 20 people

Monthly at 11am

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Ink-making workshops

Dr Sadra Zekgroo, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation specialises in Persian inks. Join him for a one hour workshop on ink-making.

Duration: 1-hour

Limited to 10 people per session

Ink workshop

Calligraphic workshops

Join Dr Leila Alhagh  as she shares her research knowledge in a one hour practical calligraphy workshop.

Duration: 1-hour

Limited to 15 people per session

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Special collection viewings

Special collection viewings with exhibition curators Sophie Lewincamp and Dr Leila Alhagh are available throughout the exhibition by appointment only.

Duration: 1-hour

By appointment only

Examining manuscript

Want to know more?

For more information on the University’s Middle Eastern Manuscripts collection, public programs and associated research on the collection, contact the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation.

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