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East Galleries

Explore the range of European tapestries and Islamic carpets

The outside is brought in to create a sensory space with a dramatic new digital interpretation.

Inside the East Galleries

Take a walk through our East Galleries as we bring the outside in through our spaces filled with objects and interactive experiences that look at the countryside, the hunt, nature and gardens in both European and Islamic civilisations.

Discover how the use of the countryside changed with the seasons and see how all through time and place artists have been inspired by nature.

Find out about the importance of gardens and birds in Islamic culture and be wowed by immersive experiences that bring objects to life at magnificent scale. Explore how people lived from the land and learn how important relationships were between people and their animals.

East Galleries Highlights

A selection from the East Galleries

Islamic Carpet Displays

A fresh interpretation

New approaches for museum interpretation have been adopted based on a thematic approach to the whole collection. The Burrell carpets and prayer rugs feature in displays addressing themes such as the hunt in Islamic culture, heavenly gardens and earthly paradise, women’s work, pilgrimage journeys and the technique of weaving pile carpets.

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