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Friday, April 02, 2010

Afghanistan Observed: 1830 - 1920

Afghanistan Observed: 1830 - 1920"An important touring exhibition of historic images of Afghanistan opens on 24 April 2010 in the Queen's Palace in Baghe Babur, Kabul. The exhibition is supported by the World Collections Programme - funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) - and the Government of Norway, through the Afghan Cultural Initiative implemented by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. It will later be shown in Herat. Afghanistan Observed reflects the observations of European visitors to Afghanistan between 1830 and 1920. This was a period during which Afghans' relations with the outside world was critical not only for the country and region, but for the superpowers at the time. The exhibition features 150 digital prints of sketches, prints, drawings and photographs that relate to the history and culture of Afghanistan, selected from the British Library’s collections"

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