The Many Faces of Sri Lanka: A Culture of Mask Making

Often regarded as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’, the island of Sri Lanka has a rich history, both geographically and culturally. Perhaps most renowned for its exports of tea, gemstones and for its cricket, Sri Lanka is a restless little place in which tradition and modernity are in constant conflict.  The heritage of masksContinue reading “The Many Faces of Sri Lanka: A Culture of Mask Making”

Gazing upon the Western Gaze

Museums and art galleries serve as fundamental institutions of the cultural education given to citizens, becoming ‘national’ centres. Many schools have day trips to these national educational centres with the aim of exposing children to the history of people in Britain. Such history and individuals present within museums and galleries are in fact subject toContinue reading “Gazing upon the Western Gaze”