Buddhism, one of the great religions on the world, is explored in this exhibition currently on show at the British Library, London
The British Library in London opened a major exhibition to explore the roots, art, and enduring popularity of one of the worlds, great religions – Buddhism. The exhibition comprises artefacts from 20 countries from over 2,000 years – more than 120 items – featuring a number of scrolls, painted wall hangings and folding books. The exhibition aims to highlight the outstanding art contained within Buddhist manuscripts and early printed works by using the library’s own Buddhist collections from across the world that rarely have the chance to be on public view. Using these manuscripts and works of art to discuss the theory, practice and art of Buddhism, taking into consideration what it means to be Buddhist today.
Buddhism, until 23 February, 2020 at The British Library, London, bl.uk and Sacred Laos Photographs,
to 9 February, 2020. Catalogue available and more information on related events are published on the library’s website
There is a conference on Buddhism, 7-8 February, in partnership with SOAS, for academics, students, practitioners and non-specialists alike