Kings and Pawns exhibition

One of the most inspiring sights for William Greenwood unfolds when he walks into the exhibition that he has put together, right after an uproarious batch of school children makes its way out. The young and rather genial curator at the Museum of Islamic Art [Doha], in charge of Kings and Pawns: Board Games from India to Spain that opened recently to warm response, lets out a chuckle when he muses over the sight. “At about my waist height, the glass cases are just covered in their hand prints, nose prints and face prints. I really love to see that. I think that’s a really good sign,” he says, referring to the many schools that have been keenly paying visits in the mornings, “I hope children find this exhibition fascinating.”

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