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Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam

Opens: 26/01/2012 Closes: 15/04/2012 British Museum, London
In the first show of its kind, the British Museum examines the concepts surrounding a core principle of the Muslim faith - the pilgrimage to Mecca. Touching on how the journey and its destination have evolved, through archaeological material and interpretations by contemporary artists, a cultural phenomenon is illuminated.         For more information visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/hajj.aspx Buy: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/hajj/book_tickets.aspx
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Evening Standard“I am inclined to commend a Hajj to Bloomsbury...” I came away from this exhibition grateful to be so much better informed. It is what multiculturalism should be - information, instruction and understanding, academically rigorous, leaving both cultures (the enquiring and the enquired) intact...
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The Independent“The mysteries of Hajj are not yielded up lightly...” There has rarely been a more pressing need in this country to shed light on Islam...
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The Telegraph“With its emphasis on unitary oneness, Islamic art is in essence abstract...” The emphasis of the exhibition is less on the objectsā€™ aesthetic qualities than on what they tell us about the Hajj as a total act and experience...
Guardian“Yet another great idea by the British Museum...” This is one of the most brilliant exhibitions the British Museum has put on ā€“ and certainly the most confrontational, in its enthusiasm for a religion regularly represented in the British media as violent and extreme...
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