The War Rug: the history, iconography and theory of the war art tradition of the Baluch of Afghanistan 1979-2004

  • Bonyhady, Timothy (PI)
  • Lendon, Nigel (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    The 'war rugs' of Afghanistan, a new topic of art-historical, sociopolitical, and cross-cultural communications, reflects an Indigenous perspective of twenty five years of conflict in the region. This project will: *Produce new knowledge on a regional topic of considerable sociopolitical relevance *Enable Australia to take a leading role in the articulation of new fields of knowledge and academic discourse, enhancing both our international reputation and knowledge of the region *Provide an exemplary model for the role of museums in the conceptualisation of artistic categories cross-culturally *Develop new applications of online database technologies *Develop new modes of integrating new digital technologies in an exhibition setting.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0730/06/12

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$228,000.00

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