The Brunei Gallery is an exciting modern venue situated in the heart of London, a five minute walk from the British Museum. Opposite the main entrance to the School of Oriental and African Studies (London University), Europe's leading centre for the study of Asia and Africa, the gallery is dedicated to showing work of and from Asia and Africa, of both a historical and contemporary nature, through a programme of changing exhibitions.
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Today I stood in a Mongolian yurt in my bare feet!
This quiet (and free!) little gallery located very close to the British Museum is well worth the time. It's a modest little collection, and I doubt that there's enough to do to keep you busy for an entire afternoon. However, it's a nice couple of hours worth of things to see. Right now the exhibition shouldn't be missed....more
The Brunei Gallery has some great stocks of art specializing in African, Middle Eastern and Asian art. Currently there is a great exhibition called Edge of Arabia, featuring contemporary art from Saudi Arabia.
There is a permanent collection here as well, and a little bookshop upstairs where you can purchase specialist books on various subjects relating to these regions. People often miss...more
A nice building featuring the Japanese perfomance space/garden which can be seen from the main staircase.
The atrium has the soas bookshop and some benches where you can wait for people outside of the rain while picking up books on random subjects related to the Orient and Africa.
The Brunei gallery hosts a number of exhibitions and has a great auditorium for screening...more