Special Exhibition: Shahnama. The Colorful Epic about Iran’s Past

The David Collection presents its most extensive special exhibition since the museum reopened in 2009: SHAHNAMA. The Colorful Epic about Iran’s Past. Based on a large selection of beautiful, richly detailed miniature paintings – primarily from Iran, but also from India and Turkey – the exhibition recounts stories from the famous Shahnama (The Book of Kings).… Read More Special Exhibition: Shahnama. The Colorful Epic about Iran’s Past

The 6th Biennial Convention of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies

The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies calls for the participation of its members in its Sixth Biennial Convention, to take place in place in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, September 2-6, 2013. The Oriental Institute of Sarajevo and the Bosniac Institute, located a short distance from the old town, will host and help organize our meeting. The deadline… Read More The 6th Biennial Convention of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies

Aï Khanum: Spår av perser och greker i Baktrien

Ofattbara skatter, hemliga nyckelbärare, prinsessgravar och hjältemodiga arkeologer. Låter det som en saga? Möt ett annat Afghanistan, ett land i världens mitt där historien räddats mot alla odds. Just nu pågår en extraordinär utställning om Afghanistans kulturskatter på Etnografiska museet i Stockholm. Utställningen är en mycket eftertraktad internationell vandringsutställning med rariteter från Nationalmuseet i Kabul. Bland… Read More Aï Khanum: Spår av perser och greker i Baktrien

The Georg Morgenstierne Building inaugurated at the University of Oslo

The Georg Morgenstierne Building was inaugurated at the University of Oslo on February 15, named after the celebrated Norwegian Indo-Iranist scholar Georg Valentin von Munthe af Morgenstierne. In connection to this event an exhibition about his life and work opened in the University Library. The exhibition will be open for the public until March 19… Read More The Georg Morgenstierne Building inaugurated at the University of Oslo