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Art Historian tweeting about India, the East India Company, Colonialism & London

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Joined Twitter 4/14/10


Here are a couple of pictures I took in the 90s of the Pandya rock carved temple at Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu.… https://t.co/9SBIIq2MVwThere’s a fabulous documentary about Bhai Maharaj Singh that looks at these objects https://t.co/H7jOOMT1K1 https://t.co/CzSRrBuTvwIs it true @UniLeidenNews that this Chola copper plate manuscript is being returned to India? https://t.co/IrdWJF8zbL
10/21
2020
Exploring the rock cut temples of Ellora this morning https://t.co/cTcwhdeF9j https://t.co/HfEX0W41HA
10/20
2020
@vastarchive We had a nice discussion about whether Michael is related to the Mayor of Birmingham
10/16
2020
@AAPiccini oh my
10/15
2020
@RadicalEIC @vastarchive @SushmaJansari @RAS_Soc Thank you!! @brownbowlerhat I recognise the olives, cheese & beer. What are the pink cubes in the middle? @SushmaJansari @vastarchive @RadicalEIC @RAS_Soc Uh oh, address invalid @SushmaJansari @vastarchive @RadicalEIC @RAS_Soc https://t.co/ovPLYFOLNM @SushmaJansari @vastarchive @RadicalEIC @RAS_Soc Me too!! @SushmaJansari @RadicalEIC @RAS_Soc @vastarchive are you also frozen out? @SushmaJansari @RadicalEIC @RAS_Soc Got back on monday @SushmaJansari @RadicalEIC @RAS_Soc Cooked dinner early for this!! @SushmaJansari @RadicalEIC @RAS_Soc 🙁Send. Please send. @RadicalEIC @RAS_Soc please do me the webinar link (I’m registered but can’t find it)Rhodes Must Fall is a movement at University of Oxford that goes beyond the removal of statues to decolonise instit… https://t.co/kalyYedLpb
Retweeted by Dr Jennifer HowesBritish Museum to repatriate ancient tiles smuggled into UK in a suitcase https://t.co/OxXiq1CSy3
10/14
2020
Ministers to have veto on statue removals https://t.co/SW6vtqgu4T
10/12
2020
Flying home https://t.co/e8nH9sDwHOJust saw Ken Stephens’ Disney figurines (1928-2012) at Vancouver International Airport. In my estimation it’s right… https://t.co/4gQpULai8c
10/11
2020
We're going to be talking about museums and contested statues at our next #MuseumHour NOTE NEW TIME: Wednesday 14 October, 4-5pm UK time.
Retweeted by Dr Jennifer Howes @VenkataRaghoth1 Thanks for your insight. Just goes to show you can’t judge a book you’ve never read. @VenkataRaghoth1 I’m curious. Wondering if this book says anything that George Curzon didn’t express a century ago.… https://t.co/2ZBxFqj093Bruce Gilley’s biography of imperialist Sir Alan Burns cancelled after petition https://t.co/vwRRRzxEde
10/9
2020
Creation of an album of miniatures. From right, maker of the multi-layered paper support (Wasli) for paintings, the… https://t.co/TKuh2HMzjm
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10/8
2020
@adoran2 Please post a review @AAPiccini Thank you! I’ve been thinking about ways that space & objects are colonised and now I can’t stop seeing it.
10/7
2020
Bear sculpture at Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal by Tony Hunt, 1966. The plaque below gives the artist’s name alongsi… https://t.co/YQGuVvzIX5What next? Great blog about the Reset.Restart project @britishlibrary by @rolykeating Our role in renewal: Living K… https://t.co/NeijnA5uWE @Labourpaul We called them spacers @AAPiccini You look marvellous.A couple of signs I’ve come upon in Vancouver #decolonise https://t.co/Z2nPGUNemS
10/6
2020
@SushmaJansari Black & red look great togetherThe National Library of Scotland & Hathi Trust have teamed up to digitise out of copyright books. Have a look! ⁦… https://t.co/DtfZcHpLoy
10/5
2020
@heritage_ideas @OldHastingsMill @hastings_museum What an amazing space!Imperial Visions: Art, Architecture and the British Empire in India - The Courtauld Institute of Art https://t.co/wjPD1tVleU @PunjabiRooh I wonder if it would taste good with this Coca Cola that tastes like maple syrup https://t.co/RgHOCRqHNG @mchidarazvi Thank you for voting, Mehreen!
10/4
2020
The store originally stood on a pier next to the mill. In 1929 it was floated on a barge to a new location.… https://t.co/0W8r0Jx4h7The Hastings Saw Mill Company’s store, now a museum, is the oldest building in Vancouver, Canada! @OldHastingsMill https://t.co/FbztonXOwzCommemorative medal from London’s Colonial & Indian Exhibition 1886, presented to the Hastings Saw Mill Company of… https://t.co/a8BtuKkt5Z
10/3
2020
@DanielZiv Maybe it’s an act & he’ll re-emerge in 14 days claiming to be superman
10/2
2020
@SushmaJansari Ha ha, the return of Megasthenes! Love it!! @RAS_Soc Best of luck Nancy!! @RAS_Soc Why are you leaving? @KunalJo07505913 He set up the 1876 Indian Act which led to indigenous children being taken away from their familie… https://t.co/q1q04IvAAS @InfiniteImran The protesters have been condemned and the statue will be restored. Where should it go when it’s fixed?Decapitated Montreal statue of Canada’s 1st Prime Minister, John A Macdonald, may never stand again https://t.co/vaaLMO4hsS
10/1
2020
@dr_peter_moore @IWMDuxford I love Duxford! @SushmaJansari I like your slippers too. But not that much. @Sathnam https://t.co/m5RAcn0LIs @DavidVeevers1 https://t.co/a81rIDyQyR
9/30
2020
My amazing mum with the @britishlibrary gates she and my father designed - they also have carved the huge lettering… https://t.co/0FlEe0jucr
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9/29
2020
In November 1809, the Iranian envoy to George III landed at Plymouth. Abu'l-Hasan Khan Ilchi was the first ambassad… https://t.co/W4zmxg6dP3
Retweeted by Dr Jennifer HowesJagmeet Singh shows Justin Trudeau how it’s done https://t.co/FJV6G5MCQcMuseums warned not to drop contentious works https://t.co/GlH9gP9cng
9/28
2020
@CaptainChaos666 @coble_and_keel Thank you!!
9/27
2020
I grew up a short walk away from Collingwood Street in Vancouver and have only just found out who he was.… https://t.co/DxctulswfX
9/26
2020
This “top 10” collection highlights @V_and_A article features the plaster cast of a torana from Sanchi (now destroy… https://t.co/E5TpkK2Mj0 @SushmaJansari Believe me, I get it! Xx @SushmaJansari Please keep inspired! You’re awesome at what you do.
9/25
2020
@RadicalEIC What a surprise!
9/24
2020
@priyaatwal @DavidVeevers1 @HurstPublishers @thesinghtwins Congrats! I’ve ordered a copy & look forward to reading it.If there is to be a border with Kent, it should be drawn with a ruler by a brown guy who has never been there
Retweeted by Dr Jennifer HowesNo. https://t.co/G1MUY4r3a5Painting of the Indian Military Academy in Dehra Dun, late 1970s, in @NAM_London It was set up as an officer traini… https://t.co/VuM0eX6D5e
9/23
2020
@JoReilly00 Yes I’m quarantining in Vancouver. Five days to go until I can hang out with my family!! @JoReilly00 Did you scream as you ran? @DalrympleWill Monterchi! @shaunwkeaveny V excited to hear you’re going back to the morning show
9/22
2020
@dav777jo @unrealinsaf Or perhaps the museums that already hold these objects should be held more accountable for the legacy they represent. @dav777jo @unrealinsaf I think the big problem here is money. How does one justify constructing a new museum at a time like this?Thanks so much @RadhaKapuria and @amanmadra for a great webinar on the music & dance traditions of Ranjit Singh’s c… https://t.co/7d6VIyE2rUI don't know who else needs to hear this tonight but maybe it's just me: you're still a museum person even if you d… https://t.co/gmGsDmnxyN
Retweeted by Dr Jennifer HowesHow should UK museums deal with their colonial past in a post-colonial world? Is building a new museum really the… https://t.co/DcHkXqESWU
9/21
2020
@sohail_mairaj @tawairkh @scroll_in Ha ha no, they did!! 😂
9/20
2020
Great to see this post by @ShropArchives about the Clive statue at Shrewsbury. I agree whole heartedly with the clo… https://t.co/LLmXvR7XwF @SushmaJansari Mmm, I can hardly wait for gooseberry season next year. Your apricot cake looks deee-lish!Happy weekend! Here's a 15th Century samosa recipe from a rare manuscript from Mandu. https://t.co/zlk1FTzoIn via @scroll_inFancy a nosey around the Durbar Courtyard of the former India Office? This weekend you can do this virtual tour of… https://t.co/gKBGT7Fwuw
9/19
2020
Trevor Phillips: When you erase a nation’s past, you threaten its future https://t.co/7D3KYqgugrDid you know that Tipu Sultan’s Magic Box was sold at auction last year for US$495,000? The British Stole Tipu’s Ma… https://t.co/8IX9KASCbt
9/18
2020
@RadhaKapuria @gauravgjain @amanmadra @UKPHA @ShashiTharoor @SOAS @DalrympleWill @panjabpics @WCLAuthorityhttps://t.co/DnGtrxBEiL @gauravgjain @amanmadra @UKPHA @ShashiTharoor @RadhaKapuria @SOAS @DalrympleWill @panjabpics @WCLAuthorityhttps://t.co/wWrh2Hfg4qTales of courtesans and Amazonian women are often associated with Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s court. Music & dance are… https://t.co/3TARVpClyT
Retweeted by Dr Jennifer HowesVery important to not simply museumize colonialism.
Retweeted by Dr Jennifer Howes @Autotelic_Arch @removeclive Oops should have said “County Hall on right” @AlisonBlakeFCDO @DalrympleWill @removeclive Yes! County Hall is on the right. @Autotelic_Arch @removeclive Ha ha! Here’s a picture of what the same spot looks like today... County Hall on left… https://t.co/ZzM2cFCgsH @NickPRochford @removeclive You bet! @MulaMutha @DalrympleWill @removeclive Ah yes that one! The FCO handed it back to the BL so I put it in a meeting room @MulaMutha @DalrympleWill @removeclive Yes it was this one, removed from the Foreign Secretary’s office & replaced… https://t.co/aUUf8hgUuO
9/17
2020
@removeclive He wanted the contents of East India Company’s museum to be put there.The proposed “India Museum” on London’s South Bank, 1910. Lord Curzon wanted it built, but the project lacked fundi… https://t.co/Ra3g2755ZhFace our sins with museum of colonialism, urges historian ⁦@DalrympleWill⁩ https://t.co/90xK8aBdvU
9/16
2020
Putting Robert Clive on trial! Great idea! But, please can it be shorter than the Warren Hasting trial? https://t.co/Uncys2V1x7
Retweeted by Dr Jennifer HowesBeautiful photo in @thetimes but after overseeing pic frame conservation @britishlibrary for 14 years, my “inner cu… https://t.co/KbgMElYHwl
9/12
2020
My brother's suicide was unplanned. They believe he had a psychotic episode and the person who was with him panicke… https://t.co/t6QuWPYMRk
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9/11
2020

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