With support from the Liangyi Museum, the Executive Committee is pleased to organise a special guided tour with Dr. Yuka Kadoi, renowned Persian arts scholar and curator of “The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia”.
The exhibition features just under 100 highlight examples selected from institutions such as Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum; London’s Victoria and Albert Museum; the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art in Hawaii; and the David Collection in Copenhagen. The exhibition illuminates the significance of the colour blue in the visual and material culture of Iran. Using key examples of ceramics, textiles, glassworks and manuscript paintings, the exhibition demonstrates how the colour blue gained a timeless quality in impacting the Persian cultural domain and how it influenced the shaping of other artistic traditions in Asia and beyond. This exhibition will be one of the largest exhibitions on Persian art ever shown in Asia.
Dr Yuka Kadoi studied Islamic art at the University of Edinburgh and obtained her PhD in History of Art in 2005. Prior to returning to Edinburgh, she held curatorial and research positions in and out of the world of Islam, including at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha and the Art Institute of Chicago. Yuka has also been awarded fellowships and grants by a number of international research funding bodies.