See works by some of the world’s foremost calligraphy artists including pieces in stone, carved wood, glass and ceramics as well as works on paper, parchment and papyrus.
Calligraphy Today is the first ever showing of a new collection of modern calligraphy acquired by the Museum in 2008. The displays show vibrant contemporary artworks together with pieces that celebrate the rich traditions and contemporary cultures of Europe, the Middle East, China and Japan.
A selection of exceptional works from the Museum’s historic collections will be on display in adjacent galleries, including medieval illuminated manuscripts and Islamic ceramics. These will complement the main displays by reflecting the evolution of the art and its techniques.