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    AT MIA

Qajar Women: Images of Women in 19th century Iran

8 April 2015 - 11 June 2016
This exhibition showcases Qajar artwork from the MIA collection that demonstrate the centrality of women in the artistic expression of 19th-century Iran and explores how these historic innovations continue to inspire contemporary artists.
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Marvellous Creatures: Animal Fables in Islamic Art

4 March - 11 July 2015 

This exhibition focuses on the real and mythical animals that feature in the legends, tales, and fables of the Islamic world. Divided into the natural quadrants of earth, air, fire, and water, these marvellous creatures serve as the introductions and bridges for the stories in which they feature – including well-known and beloved classics like the Shahnameh, Kalila wa Dimna, and Alf Layla wa-Layla (better known in English as 1001 Nights).
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Park Bazaar

Every Saturday, January to May, 12pm-8pm
With a vibrant mix of around 150 stalls MIA Park Bazaar is a modern version of the old souq tradition. It’s held on the first Saturday of every month from November  to April.
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Marvellous Creatures – How the Animals Fooled the Lion!

5 - 7 years old

30 May, 6, 13 June, 12pm- 2pm
Join us and find out who really rules the animal kingdom! In celebration of the ‘Marvellous Creatures: Animal Fables in Islamic Art’ exhibition, students will create an artwork inspired by ‘The Lion and the Clever Hare’, a fable from ‘Kalila wa Dimna’’. You will learn printmaking techniques such as Styrofoam carving, printing and mono-printing to produce your own masterpiece.
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Writing Fun for Families: Walk-in Calligraphy Workshop 

Every Saturday, 1pm – 3pm

No workshops 21 and 28 March

Come and explore the ancient writing and scripts from the past with your family and make your own beautiful letters.

No Booking Required, MIA Atrium

Guided Tours

We offer free guided Science in Art tours every Wednesday at 2pm and Highlights tours every Thursday and Saturday at 2pm. Tours take 40 minutes in English and Arabic. Meet by the pillar to the east side of the staircase in the Atrium.

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