Two seemingly very different exhibitions have reopened, but both tell their own story about Western oppression of cultures they don’t understand.
About the Brunei Gallery, SOASThe Brunei Gallery hosts a programme of changing contemporary and historical exhibitions from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The Gallery's aim is to present and promote cultures from these regions, both to the public, and to students at the local universities.
They tend to have a changing rotation of exhibitions every few months.
It's not always obvious, but when you go into an exhibition, it often continues downstairs as well.
Also check out the roof-garden while there, at the top of the same staircase.
IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.
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Fequently asked questions
Is it free to visit the Brunei Gallery?
Yes, entry is free of charge to all their exhibitions.
What's on at the Brunei Gallery?
The gallery runs a number of exhibitions throughout the year covering Asian, African and Middle Eastern culture over two floors of the building.
Is there a Japanese Garden in the Brunei Gallery?
Yes, on the roof, go up the stairs/lift and follow the signs to the roof garden.
How long will a visit to the Brunei Gallery take?
It varies wildly depending on the exhibition, sometimes you can be in and out in 20 minutes, other times, a visit can last a couple of hours.
Is photography allowed in the Brunei Gallery?
Generally yes, although as exhibitions change regularly you may find some displays marked with notices that they can't be photographed.
What's the nearest railway station to Brunei Gallery, SOAS
The nearest station is Russell Square which is 0.2 miles away.
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