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The British Museum: Conference on textiles from Assam and Sattriya dance performance

Start date: 8 Jul 2016

End date: 9 Jul 2016

Time: 9:30 am - 6 pm

Price: For Conference - Full ticket - £20, Members/ concessions - £18

Venue: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum

Venue address: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom


Box office: +44 (0)20 7323 8181

This two-day conference will respond to the current exhibition in Room 91, Krishna in the garden of Assam: the cultural context of an Indian textile.

It will consider Assamese textiles, trade and contact through the Himalayas from north-east India to Tibet, and the performance traditions that connect the ancient Krishna-related textiles with modern Assamese culture. The conference will include an exhibition viewing and reception.

There will also be a free Sattriya Dance performance by the Monks of Uttar Kamalabari Sattra Majuli in Assam on Friday 8 July and a workshop with them on Saturday 9 July 2016 in Great Court at British Museum.

The complete information on the sessions during the conference and performances can be found here – Assam Conference Programme