Duleep Singh Special Exhibition
Duleep Singh special exhibition
Saturday 7 July to Saturday 1 December 2018
A special exhibition to mark the 125th anniversary of the death of the last Maharajah.
An extraordinary painting recording the life and death of Maharajah Duleep Singh by renowned contemporary British artists, The Singh Twins, is coming to Thetford’s Ancient House Museum as the centrepiece of a new exhibition marking the 125th anniversary of his death.
On loan from National Museums Scotland, the colourful painting, entitled The Casualty of War, is a fascinating examination of the two cultures – British and Punjabi – which shaped the life of Duleep Singh, the last Sikh ruler of the Punjab who lived at Elveden Hall.
The exhibition is part of a major cultural festival, The Festival of Thetford and Punjab (Saturday 7 to Saturday 21 July) supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, celebrating and exploring the story of Duleep Singh and his legacy and the wider cultural links between the town and the Punjab.
Artwork copyright The Singh Twins - www.singhtwins.co.uk; image copyright National Museums Scotland