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Sophia Duleep Singh featured in new Suffragette Exhibition

Leicester City Council Staff (Museums/Events Teams) and Leicester City Councillors and the SMI. Alice Hawkins and the Votes For Women exhibition New Walk Museum and Art Gallery Leicester The Sikh Museum Initiative has been working with the Leicester Museums Service to shed more light on the contribution made by Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (1876 – 1948) to the Suffragette movement. We have c...
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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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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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Contemporary Sikh Art Exhibition Launch Video

The Contemporary Sikh Art exhibition was launched in the heart of Leicester on 11th May, initiated by the Sikh Museum Initiative and Art Sikh. The exhibition was opened by Assistant City Mayor-Councillor Manjula Sood. The evening was hosted by the Kartar Singh (Sikh Museum Initiative), who explained the importance of having such events where the rich the history of the Sikh faith could be e...
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BBC Radio Interview: Sikh Art Exhibition and online museum launch

BBC Radio Leicester Interview Broadcast on BBC radio Leicester on 10/05/2018 Head of the Sikh Museum Initiative, Gurinder Singh Mann is interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester regarding the launch of the Contemporary Sikh Art Exhibition (with Art Sikh) and online Sikh Museum project. The new Anglo Sikh Virtual museum is being developed to showcase relics and artefacts from private and public col...
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Getting back Kohinoor not easy: Scholar

Gurinder Singh's Mann was asked about the kohinoor as part of his lecture on Sikh Relics and Artefacts at Khalsa College, Amritsar. Covered in Tribune India 29th April 2018. See link to actual story: http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/getting-back-kohinoor-not-easy-scholar/565964.html
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Khalsa College: Anglo Sikh Wars Lecture Report

    Set of books given by staff from Khalsa College to Gurinder Singh Mann Gurinder Singh Mann delivered lecture on the different Sikh relics which were taken by the East India Company after the Anglo Sikh Wars (1845-1846) and (1848-1849) and the annexation of the Punjab in 1849. Many of these were discovered as part of the Sikh Museum Initiative’s project Anglo Sikh Wars: Battl...
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