The Living Guru - The Holy Sikh Scripture
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
27th September –
31st December 2008
The Living Guru - The Holy Sikh Scripture marks the 300th anniversary celebrations of the enthronement of the Holy Sikh Scripture, the 'Guru Granth Sahib Ji', as the living spiritual teacher of the Sikhs.
The exhibition focuses on the Guru Granth Sahib Ji by looking at the history, the contributors of the holy text, its role in festivals and in daily life. The text of the Holy Sikh Scripture was composed by the Sikh Gurus and other contributors from different religions such as Hindus and Muslim Sufi saints, the earliest being in the 12th century.
The displays include objects in Gurdwaras (Sikh Temples), musical instruments, manuscripts, tokens and oil paintings, including a painting depicting the event in 1708 when the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji formally conferred Guruship on the Holy Scripture. The visitor experience is aided by video clips, power point presentations and the sounds of Sikh musical instruments and segments of music in classical ragas.
Several activities are planned to accompany this exhibition. including family events, a lecture series, visits to the Gurdwara and a Sikh music concert, all aimed at providing an insight into some of the Sikh beliefs, teachings and way of life.
Please note that the Guru Granth Sahib Ji will not be on display in the exhibition.
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Mondays to Saturdays: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sundays: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Closed 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EXHIBITION HAS NOW CLOSED