INTERNATIONAL – TAASA Review March 2012

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FRANCE SHO 1 to 41 Contemporary Japanese Master Calligraphers Musee Guimet, Paris 14 March – 14 May 2012 The main trends of contemporary Japanese calligraphy will be seen in the work of 41 contemporary calligraphers which reflect the diversity and liveliness of this ancient style.

Their work will be contrasted with the Guimet’s own collection of Japanese calligraphy along with selections from the Mainichi Shodokai Foundation. For more information go to: www.guimet.fr SINGAPORE Patterns of Trade: Indian Textiles for Export, 1400-1900 Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore 15 November 2011 – 3 June 2012 The exhibition presents over 70 works of strikingly patterned and brightly coloured Indian trade textiles, some of which are over 600 years old and have never been on public display before.

The exhibition will explore how the trade of these sensational textiles made a huge impact on decoration across the globe. For further information go to: www.acm.org.sg UK Hajj – Journey to the Heart of Islam British Museum, London 26 January – 15 April 2012 One of the five pillars of Islam is the Hajj the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime if they are able...