Saturday, January 30, 2010

Be Spotted In A Mughal Court - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Spotted

guests enjoying themselves 

I was given a sneak peek of the upcoming blockbuster exhibition called Treasury of the World at the Asian Civilisations Museum on Thursday night. This is its first time in Asia after visiting prestigious museums like the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

an exhilarating dance

Guests got to dress up in Mughal costumes and try a henna tattoo. We were entertained by traditional ethnic Indian dancers who also taught several guests some Indian dance movements. :D

ECL spotted learning Indian dance from the performers

I'm very fascinated with Indian culture and am looking forward to this exhibition where a stunning collection of more than 400 exquisite jewelled works of art - from household items to ornate necklaces and ceremonial swords - from the glorious era of Mughal-ruled India will be displayed.


You can also learn about life in the Mughal court, from leisure pursuits to food and weaponry of the royal family. Gain a fascinating insight to the diverse techniques in the jewelled arts used by the artisans and craftsmen during this period.

Treasury of the World (12 February - 27 June 2010)
Jewelled Arts of India in the Age of the Mughals
Asian Civilisations Museum

5 pairs of tickets to the Treasury of the World exhibition up for grabs!

Question : Where will the Treasury of the World exhibition be held?


Please email your answer together with your name, identification number and contact number to me. Contest ends 7th February 2010.









35 comments:

  1. Wow that looks like a marvellous exhibition. I wish I could attend! Have a great weekend

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  2. what a beautiful array of costumes and performers. i'm sure you look great on the dance floor. :)

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  3. i've always enjoy watching indian dances. they are fascinating to watch and they tell stories with their hand gestures.

    all the best to the contestants. Happy Thaipusam!

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  4. Read about the Mogul empire in history books. Great to learn about this olden civilization thru exhibition like this...

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  5. That is cool my dear and i like also the Indian culture colorful. Happy hunting...

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  6. Wah, sure looks like everyone including ECL had fun!
    Love their costumes - so colorful.

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  7. Thanks for sharing, ECL!

    I am a cultural buff and hence would be checking the show. :)

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  8. That looks like a wonderful exhibition. I enjoy watching (and learning) ethnic dances.
    Great take on the theme.

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  9. One of my old friends (I know him since 1965) is Indian, later he married a french girls and we were pregnant together, our boys are best friends since 36 years. Because of them I have learned quite a lot about Indian culture and Indian kitchen, he is a fabulous cook ! and she showed me how to wear these beautiful Sahris.

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  10. Wow they have a very colorful costume with nice make up. Same here like to explore Indian culture and their food too ^_^

    Spotted Bunny

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  11. I forgot how awesome this blog was! It's Mike from Mike Homefromt, except I've moved. www.realliveman.com

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  12. Great post! Sounds like a wonderful exhibition. Very cool to spot you with the dancers!

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  13. That sounds like a wonderful exhibition and I love the photographs. Very colorful and beautiful.

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  14. Glad that you have seemed to have fun at the sneak preview. :)

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  15. Good thing you spotted them. I spotted the one girl with the spotted red dress too. Certainly another interesting theme with lots of different takes. I’m glad I came and saw yours.

    I took a little different angle. You can drop by and check mine here.

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  16. Good grief how I love Indian culture too.How can one Not admire and appreciate the precision and beauty of the traditional costumes & accessories.I love wearing Saris if I get the chance.
    Looks like you had some worthwhile fun ECL!

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  17. How wonderful it would be to see it. I don't think it's been to London or if it did, I missed it. Somebody is going to have a fantastic treat when they win your tickets.

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  18. I also think Indian culture is so interesting, and I love the clothes. In europe the clothes can be boring, especially in winter, black, grey and brown. I love the colors of India!

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  19. Looks fun. Have a great weekend! :-) Check out mine -> Mariposa's PH

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  20. Could you please let us see you dancing like that when we see you at the Oslo Blog Gathering in Norway in August! ;-)

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  21. At first glance with the Indian lady dancers, I thought you'll be showcasing the Thaipusan(spelling?) festival :P

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  22. Great post ECL. It sounds like a great museum and the preview must have been fun.

    Happy weekend ECL.

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  23. It's been awhile... and I still love your posts :)

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  24. I love your photos! This looks so exciting, and I am happy for you! Be sure to post photos. :D

    Wonderful pics for Photo Hunters. Have a great week.

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  25. India has a very rich culture. I'd love to witness the exhibition.

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  26. I love the indian culture too...went to the Thaipusam again this year, check out some of the photos at my blog:)

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  27. Love to be there too. The Mughal era was one of the most glorious dynasties that had ever ruled India.

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  28. informative post!wonderful exhibition. cool to spot you with the dancers!

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  29. You should have worn the sari like the rest of the dancers! Haha!

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  30. Oh, how fun! But where is the photo of you in the sari!? :)

    Thanks for visiting my Photo Hunt post!

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  31. It looks like you are having a lot of fun! I love their costumes.

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