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Sikh Relics and artefacts in the UK lecture

Sikh Relics and artefacts in the UK lecture 18th September 2018 Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi On the 18th September head of the Sikh Museum Initiative-Gurinder Singh Mann gave a special lecture  on Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK at the prestigious Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan. The institute has undertaken great work on manuscripts, Sikh relics and preserving the works of Bhai V...
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Amandeep Kaur-Canvassing Sikh Art

Amandeep Kaur is an artist based in Birmingham  who undertakes unique canvas pieces covering themes of Gurbani to impressive visuals of Sikh symbols. Her work was featured in the  Contemporary Sikh Art exhibition in Leicester earlier this year and has been part of Art Sikh's list of promoted artists.  She was interviewed by Sikh scholar and head of the Sikh Museum Initiative Gurinder Singh Man...
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Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum demo wows audiences

Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum demonstration 17th August 2018 Jubilee Square Leicester The public witnessed the first demonstration of what the Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum will look like. The demonstration took place at Jubilee Square, Leicester as part of the open air cinema event organised by 'An Indian Summer' and sponsored by Sony TV. It was a great turn out where the public got to ...
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Sikh Relics and Artefacts lecture: 125th anniversary of the death of Duleep Singh

Sikh Relics and Artefacts: From the past to the technological future with Gurinder Singh Mann and Taranjit Singh *** Part of the Festival of Thetford & Punjab *** Taranjit Singh discussing how arrows can be 3d scanned. We present a lecture undertaken as part of the Essex Cultural Diversity Project organised Festival of Thetford & Punjab, marking the 125th anniversary of the death of D...
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Sikh Women in history: Sikh Empire to Suffragettes-Lecture

*The role played by Sikh women during the Sikh Empire and beyond has been marginalised,  as a result a hard hitting lecture by Dr Priya Atwal  set out to explain the importance that women have played over a century. * Dr Priya Atwal undertook her PHD thesis on the royalty of the Sikh Empire at the University of Oxford. On 20th July 2018, a special took place looking at the role of Sikh wom...
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Plaque unveiled marking Maharaja’s links to Gravesend

Plaque honoring Maharajah Duleep Singh The last King of the Sikh Empire has been honoured in a Kent town which has a unique link to his story. Maharaja Duleep Singh was deposed from his leadership by the British at a young age and sent into exile in Britain. He was even a friend of Queen Victoria's during his time in England. However, in 1886 Maharaja Duleep Singh attempted to sail from G...
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The Sikh past can be preserved now

Sikh Relics and Artefacts: From the past to the technological future Saturday 7th July 2018 Guildhall, Thetford "The Sikh past can be preserved now"  this was the statement made the head of the Sikh Museum Initiative, Gurinder Singh Mann and developer Taranjit Singh in a special lecture on Sikh relics and artefacts at the opening day of the Thetford and Punjab Festival. The lecture formed...
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Thetford and Punjab Festival kicks off

A festival celebrating the cultural link between Thetford and the Punjab has officially begun. Saturday 7th June 2018 Reporting from Ancient Houses Museum Thetford and the Guildhall. Numerous events, activities and celebrations will be held during the two-week Festival of Thetford and Punjab, which will run until July 21. It will also commemorate the 125 anniversary of the death of Mahara...
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More exposure needed on the Anglo Sikh Wars

This was the key message given by a panel of authors who were discussing the Sikh Empire and the Anglo Sikh Wars of 1845-1849. The often neglected wars from the nineteenth century which pitched the Sikh Empire against the East India Company were to put the British Empire in the balance. The evening was hosted by Kartar Singh of the Sikh Museum Initiative and part of the Contemporary Sikh Art e...
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