SAARC Conference on Buddhist Cultural Trails

A conference on “Buddhist Cultural Trails: Journey Through Time & Space, of Merchants, Monks & Pilgrims, Reconciliation of the South Asian Region with the Exchange of Information” will be organised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 25-27 August 2017. Some of the aims of this conference and related future conferences and workshops are to understand links, both ancient and modern, to re-evaluate artistic and cultural activities along the trails, as well as to develop a South Asian Heritage Sites List and provide a platform for exchange on topics as wide-ranging as Art and Architecture of BCT, Technology of BCT or Tourism promotion of BCT.

Miniatur-Geschichten: Indian Painting at Dresden

The book Miniatur-Geschichten: Die Sammlung indischer Malerei im Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett presents miniature stories of the most representative pieces of the Dresden inventory of Indian painting. The collection owned by the Dresden Copper Plate Cabinet, including in fact two barely known collections of Indian painting from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, forms the center of this publication, with eleven additional essays in German and English providing background and insight into the exhibits.

Exhibition – The Treasury Collection: Works by Maria Sibylla Merian

31 March to 18 June 2017 Cromhouthuis, Amsterdam

The Cromhouthuis is currently hosting an exhibition of the paintings and illustrations of the naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian. In her research as a naturalist, Merian examined caterpillars, butterflies, and other insects in their natural environment (f.e. in Surinam), and, as a result, produced works that did not just make a contribution to science, but also to art.