Journey: 1979

From Wednesday 19th June 2019 09:30 to Friday 28th February 2020 17:00

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of The South Asia Collection.

In 1979 Philip and Jeannie Millward began their journey in Lahore and, over the course of several trips, finished in Karachi nine months later. As they travelled, they began to collect objects made by local craftspeople: including carved woodwork, old copper and brass items, embroidered Sindhi shawls and phulkaris.

This journey was the start of a life-long passion for the arts and crafts of South Asia and would result in a thriving shop, museum and research centre.

Using Philip and Jeannie’s photographs and journal entries from 1979, this exhibition tells the story of that first inspiring journey.   

Find us here

The South Asia Collection, 34-36 Bethel Street, Norwich , NR2 1NR

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