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British Museum | Pilgrimage and Its Enduring Power

June 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Inspired by the British Museum #ThomasBecket exhibition, this event considers the enduring power of pilgrimage across cultures and time, from the medieval period to the present day.
Through a series of short presentations and conversations, the speakers will discuss pilgrimage sites and routes including Canterbury, Santiago de Compostela, St Olav’s Ways across Scandinavia, Mecca, Medina and the Tantric Shakti Pithas of Bengal.
Find out more here: http://ow.ly/hYcF30rJ9ug
This event is presented in collaboration with The Open University.
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Supported by
The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation
The Ruddock Foundation for the Arts
Jack Ryan and Zemen Paulos
🔍 Henri de Flemalle, Reliquary statue of Thomas Becket. Liège, about 1666. © The British Jesuit Province.

Details

Date:
June 10
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/pilgrimage-and-its-enduring-power