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23 Jan 2017

University to sponsor lecture by guest speaker on the display of the arts in South Asia

Professor Deborah Swallow © The Courtauld Institute of Art

Loughborough University is hosting its first sponsored lecture of the Leicester Literary Philosophical Society (LLPS) today.

Guest speaker Professor Deborah Swallow, will give a talk on the display of the arts in South Asia at the New Walk Musuem in Leicester this evening.

Professor Swallow, who has been Märit Rausing Director since 2004, studied in Cambridge before moving to teach at Utkal University in Orissia, India. Her career to date has included curating at the Cambride University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and working at the Victoria and Albert Museum of the Asian Department and Director of Collections.

In addition, she oversaw the creation of the Nehru Gallery of Art and set up the Nehru Trust for the Indian Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and established close working relationships with both the South Asian communities in the UK and with institutions across India.

Professor Swallow will be welcome and introduced by Professor Alison Yarrington, Dean of the School of the Arts, English and Drama at the University, she is also this year’s President of the LLPS. Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison will also be attending the meeting to give a vote of thanks.

The talk entitled The Museum in South Asia-South Asia in the Museum: Dilemmas and Opportunities in the Display of the Arts of South Asia will take place at 7:30pm tonight at the New Walk Museum in Leicester. Non-members are welcome to attend. For more information and to purchase a ticket, please click here