The BAYT بيت (Arabic for home) exhibition will be launched on 18 January 2019. The exhibition is part of an intercultural/ interfaith project and will be on a tour around the UK.
The collection has been curated since 2003 by Hertfordshire resident and anthropologist Suhad Jarrar Brown who is of Palestinian descent. She has travelled extensively across the MENA region and other parts of the world, where she lived with Bedouin Nomads and carried out academic research about their lives for her Master’s degree.
Journey through the senses
Parts of the collection are hands-on and workshops are arranged for visitors by either booking in advance or by simply dropping in on 21, 23, and 25 January from 2pm until closing time. BAYT is truly a festival of exploration through the five senses, as visitors are welcome to try on Suhad’s ethnic costumes, sample Arabian delights and drinks, smell spices and scents, handle artifacts, learn how to make Bedouin coffee and to learn about the different styles of Arabic Calligraphy.
The soprano Julia Katarina & her band Elia will perform middle eastern music on the launch night. All welcome. Please reserve your free ticket. Spaces are limited.