Posted by mukikamu on March 13, 2007
“A fascinating exhibition telling the stories of travellers to Britain who caused widespread excitement, interest and curiosity in London’s social circles, opens at the National Portrait Gallery on 8 March. Between Worlds: Voyagers to Britain 1700-1850 is the first exhibition to focus on the complexities and ambiguities of encounters between non-European visitors and their British contemporaries. As well as its art-historical importance, Between Worlds has many contemporary cultural resonances… Travellers such as the ‘Four Indian Kings’ of North America, Mai of the South Pacific, Raja Rammohun Roy of India and Africa’s Sara Baartman are brought vividly to life through paintings, objects, drawings and documents. “
Anybody in London GO! Read press release here.