Our video podcasts unravel the multiple layers enriching our art-objects.

Our series of video podcasts explores yet another dimension of the art-objects in our collection. Tune in as we take a step closer to appreciate their visual and material qualities, framed in the myriad backdrops of histories and cultures all around the Islamic world.

Miniature painting depicted Akbar seated in a charbagh garden

This episode looks at this painting showing the famed Mughal love for manicured, decorated gardens — known as charbaghs — with one of the empire’s most famous emperors, Akbar, depicted at the heart of it. 

Qajar group portrait

This episode focuses on the famed finesse and splendour of the Qajar royal house — a true visual spectacle of princes and grandeur — as expressed in this incredibly detailed group portrait. 

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