Access Day: "East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from The Al Thani Collection"
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Aigrette Robert Linzeler, Paris, 1910. Designed by Paul Iribe. Emerald, India, ca. 1850–1900. Platinum, emerald, sapphires, diamonds, and pearls, 3 9/16 x 2 1/4 x 9/16 in. (9 x 5.8 x 1.5 cm). © The Al Thani Collection. All rights reserved. Photography by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd
Access Days provide the opportunity for visitors with special needs to experience our special exhibitions when the museum is closed to the general public. Access Days feature extra blue parking spaces, extra seating inside and outside the exhibition, portable large-print editions of exhibition labels, docent-led tours, audio tours (free for visitors with low-vision or that are blind), and printed versions of the audio tour script. Wheelchairs, folding stools, ASL interpretation (request two weeks in advance), and materials in alternative formats are available upon request.
East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from The Al Thani Collection explores the cultural and material exchanges between India and Europe through jewelry and precious objects ranging from the seventeenth century to the present, with more than 150 pieces associated with maharajas or their courts.
Free for members and one guest; $5 for non-members. Advance registration is required.