Faith and the female image

Course Dates: 04/03/23
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Off Site
Explore the V&A’s collections and see how Biblical figures, the Virgin Mary, female saints and Hindu and Buddhist deities have been depicted in various periods and cultures and learn about their importance and symbolism.
NB: This course will take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington.
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Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

Course Code: HRS40

Sat, day, 04 Mar - 04 Mar '23

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

The course is about the feminine representation of Biblical figures, saints and Hindu and Buddhist deities and their meanings giving an insight into a small aspect of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s vast collections.
Meeting point: the V&A grand entrance.

What will we cover?

We will cover stories from the Bible and Hindu and Buddhist traditions
Aspects of Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism
History of objects within the V&A collections.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Recount a story about a Jewish heroine from Biblical times
Identify at least two different depictions of the Virgin Mary from different cultures
Know the attributes and importance of two Hindu Goddesses
Be able to identify two different female Buddhist deities
Know where to find objects relating to different faiths within the V&A.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Beginners or people with some knowledge of faiths who would like to know more abut other faiths and the collections of the V&A.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Guided tour, group discussion, observation, questions and answers/quiz.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

It would be a good idea to take a pen and paper and maybe a camera or mobile phone to take photos.
We will meet at the Victoria and Albert Museum's grand entrance.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You might be interested in the tutor's Term 2 course on the art of burial (HRS41).

Marilyn Greene

Marilyn Greene is a museum professional and London tour guide with an academic background in art history. Qualified as a City of London Guide, she leads Mud-larking tours, Hidden London Tours for London Transport Museum, school tours at the Dickens House Museum, as well as developing her walks in the City and north London. Having worked as a Curator at Hampstead Museum and a qualified City of London guide many of her walks specialise in various aspects of these areas. Marilyn worked for 15 years at the Victoria and Albert Museum in adult and community learning and specialised in working with faith communities and organising intercultural tours of the collections. As well as walking tours, Marilyn leads tours and training at both the Victorian and Albert Museum and British Museum.

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