Nasreen Askari – A Creative Curator
Nasreen Askari has been Director of the Mohatta Palace Museum since its inception in 1999. She has curated numerous major exhibitions including Treasures of the Talpurs, Qalam: The Arts of Calligraphy, Visions of Divinity: The Art of Gandhara, Threads in Time: Costume and Textiles of Pakistan, Miniature Painting: A Revival, Manasarowar to Manora, Ghilaf-e-Ka’aba, Jamil Naqsh: A Retrospective, Tale of the Tile: The Ceramic Traditions of Pakistan, Images: There and Then, Rebel Angel: Asim Butt 1978-2010, Sand and Silk: African Craft, Labyrinth of Reflections: The Art of Rashid Rana, Drawing the Line: Rare Maps and Prints and A Flower from Every Meadow: Design and Innovation in Pakistan’s Dress Traditions.[Read more]
An inside view to Mosaic art
A mosaic is a piece of art made from grouping together pieces of coloured glass, stone or any other material. A form of decorative art, mosaic art has a long history starting in Mesopotamia. Pebble mosaics were commonly used as an art form to create pictures that became widespread in classical times.
Mosaic art reached its zenith during the Byzantine Empire, when the tradition was adopted in Sicily in the 12th century. Mosaic art was widely used on religious buildings and palaces in early Islamic art, including Islam's first great religious building, the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.