The best exibition in town

One of the wonderful features of living in London is the access to so many art galleries, museums and exhibitions. Currently one of the very best exhibitions is called “Spirit & Life”.
This is located at the Ismaili Centre at South Kensington. There are 167 superb artifacts from the future Aga Khan Museum which is planned to open in Toronto, Canada in 2010. Many of the pieces are breathtaking.
The exhibition displays textiles, exquisite miniatures, rare manuscripts, ceramics, precious pages from the Qur’an, scientific medical texts, books of fables, and tiles and musical instruments alongside some of the finest portraits of Ottoman sultans and Qajar shahs of the 19th century.
The good news is that access to the exhibition is free. The bad news is that the event – which opened on 14 July – closes on 31 August.
I’m looking forward now to the exhibition of the Terracotta Army at the British Museum.