Art Documentary

Day:
Monday
Date:
08/07/2013
Start:
16:00
End:
16:30
Event type:
Film
Location:
Lecture Theatre
Admission:
Free

 

Baroque Room 12, c.1930.

Free screening of a documentary about the Tara Statue. No booking necessary.

This documentary takes a look at the near life-size bronze statue of the Buddhist goddess Tara, which has long been one of the most striking and memorable exhibits in the Asia gallery of the British Museum. Discovered in Sri Lanka, the statue made an extraordinary journey back to Britain via the country home Sir Robert Brownrigg.

Part of a BBC arts documentary series called Masterpieces of the East which tells the stories behind great works of art. 

Duration: 30 minutes.