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Splendour of the Sultans: Treasures of the Ottoman Empire Luit Mols Tuesday 14 January 2020

Pencil shaped minarets, domed mosques, vibrantly coloured tiles with tulips and arabesques and grand manuscripts enlivened with miniatures that portray courtly festivities, battles and religious topics: these are but a few examples of the rich and varied Ottoman artistic heritage that will be discussed in this lecture.
Dr. Luit Mols studied Arabic at the University of Leiden and Islamic Art  at Oxford University following which she received her Doctorate at Leiden. Her company, “Sabiel”, is a research and consultancy firm for Islamic Art. She teaches Islamic Art at the University of Amsterdam and is part time curator for Middle East, West and Central Asia at the Museum voor Volkenkunde Museum in Leiden.
Immediately following the lecture our Annual General Meeting will be held. Everyone is invited. Our AGMs last around 15 minutes. Those not wishing to join us can retire to the bar for refreshments. Drinks will also be served after the AGM.