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The Taj Mahal will feature in the lecture on the Art of the Islamic Garden
The Taj Mahal will feature in the lecture on the Art of the Islamic Garden

Press Release - 13 March 2007

Free public lecture: The Great Moghuls & the Gardens of Islam

The gardens of the Taj Mahal will be discussed in a free public lecture on the Art of the Islamic Garden at the University of Bath on Wednesday 21 March.

The talk will look at India’s 16th century Moghuls as passionate gardeners, and explore the significance of gardens to these desert nomadic people.

The talk will be given by June Ward who has lectured widely on Islamic art, working at the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies.

“The Moghuls set up one of the world's most glittering dynasties leaving the Taj Mahal as one of the many memories of their rule," said Mrs Ward. “Familiar as is the Taj, what is not so well-known is that it stands in a traditional Islamic garden.”

Admission for the lecture is free and people can just turn up on the evening. Free parking is available in the West Car Park. The lecture runs from 5.15pm until 6.15pm in the lecture hall in 8 West 1.1 on the Claverton campus.

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