Exhibition: Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine

This exhibition runs from Thu, 16th Nov 2017 to Sun, 8th Apr 2018. See all dates

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Cost: Free of Charge

Taking its name from the 18th-century Nepali painting, the ‘Ayurvedic Man’, this exhibition showcases an exquisite range of material, including Sanskrit, Persian and Tibetan manuscripts, vibrant gouache paintings, erotic manuals and animal-shaped surgical tools.

Travelling through thousands of years of medical history, Ayurveda continues to be transformed by biomedical and cultural exchanges. However, several questions remain: Who owns medical heritage? And what is the contemporary relevance of collections built from colonial encounters?

Featuring two new commissions from artist Ranjit Kandalgaonkar and filmmaker Nilanjan Bhattacharya, Ayurvedic Man invites you to explore this ancient, yet ever-evolving system and question our collections for yourself.

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