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Dr Kim Woods discusses a fascinating brass sculpture from the historic African kingdom of Benin. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

Professor Elizabeth McKellar explores the central government building in New Delhi built as the Viceroy’s House, which combined both Indian and European architectural traditions.

Angeliki Lymberopoulou and Rembrandt Duits discussing the term iconography. Includes Giotto, Entry into Jerusalem, Arena chapel; a Byzantine panel painting (icon) of the Virgin and Child; Gianlorenzo Bernini’s sculpture of Apollo and Daphne; Jacob Matham’s engraving of ‘Envy’; Bellini, Madonna of the Meadow.

Emily Hannam brings the Mughal court to life in her discussion of paintings from the Padshahnama (‘Book of Emperors’) housed in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. Learn more about the work with additional resources.

What did people wear on their feet and what did their shoes look like? Watch this film with Dr Leah R. Clark (The Open University), Dr Katherine Wilson (University of Chester) and Elizabeth Montgomery (Collections and Interpretation Officer) in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester to find out.

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