Sunday, 18 August 2013

Call for Research Assistance on Sikh Turbans - The Horniman Museum London

The Horniman Museum is looking for research assistance for their upcoming project 'The Sikh Turban: Exploring an Icon of a Migratory Peoples' Identity. This falls within the Horniman's review of its anthropology collections Collections People Stories: Anthropology Reconsidered which, working with communities and researchers, aims to uncover the range, scale and importance of their collections.

The aim of the Sikh & Turban project is to display an exhibition from the Horniman's collections in 2014, which will explore the turban in the context of Sikh global migration. The exhibits will demonstrate - the physical variations of turbans across the globe - consider the role of the turban in Sikh identity in relation to other head coverings such as the mitre in Europe during the Middle Ages - and examine the turban in the context of Sikh relations with Britain.

If you would be interested in helping with any aspect of the research or curating of this exhibition then please get in touch with the primary researchers Gorby Jandu and Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp More information about the Horniman museum collections can be found on their website



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