Associate Professor Catherine Becker to lecture at the Courtauld Institute
The Great Stupa at Amaravati was one of the most important Buddhist monuments in India. Founded before 200 BCE, it was enlarged and embellished with innumerable superb sculptures over the following four centuries. More than 120 of these sculptures entered the collection of the British Museum in 1880, forming the most important single group of Indian sculptures outside the subcontinent.
Associate Professor Catherine Becker will present a paper on her research at a conference co-organized by the British Museum, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation at the Courtauld Institute on Septmebr 5-6. The conference celebrates the reopening of the Asahi Shimbun Gallery, where the sculptures have been displayed since 1992, but which was temporarily closed during construction of the Museum’s World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre.
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