Kali rises in the East
9 December 2020

A mother, warrior, and symbol of revolution – the Tantric goddess Kali has many forms. Guest author Alex Wolfers explores them and examines Kali’s insurgent history in colonial Bengal.

What is Tantra?
23 January 2020

As we announce Tantra: enlightenment to revolution, exhibition curator Imma Ramos explains how this radical South Asian philosophy has been opening up new ways of seeing the world for 1,500 years.

Sir Stamford Raffles – collecting in Southeast Asia
19 September 2019

Curator Alexandra Green takes a look at the life and collections of Sir Stamford Raffles, highlighting his collecting practices in Southeast Asia and his contested legacy.

Love around the world
14 February 2019

Love is everywhere on Valentine’s Day and the Museum is no exception. Join us on a tour of love stories from across the globe.

The Hindu festival of Holi
2 March 2018

Curator Sushma Jansari explains Holi, and highlights some of the remarkable paintings in the Museum’s collection depicting aspects of this Hindu festival.

A processional chariot from south India
8 February 2018

Curator Richard Blurton takes a closer look at a remarkable processional chariot from Shrirangam in south India, and explains how it relates to the Hindu god Vishnu.

Living with gods: highlight objects
10 October 2017

Exhibition Curator Jill Cook provides a short introduction to some of the highlights of the exhibition Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond.