"Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab"
|The new exhibition "Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab" opens on July 24, 2004, at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition introduces visitors to the cultural and artistic history of the Sikhs. It presents Sikh artwork and artifacts produced from the eighteenth century to the present, including miniature paintings, armor and weaponry, traditional textiles and dress, coins, musical instruments, jewelry, sacred texts, and modern works of art. It also includes a scale model of the Darbar Sahib (so-called "Golden Temple"), a Sikh sacred space at Amritsar, India. Many of these objects are on loan from private collections and will be exhibited for the first time. This exhibition is organized by the Museum's Sikh Heritage Project, a research and outreach component of the Asian Cultural History Program, Department of Anthropology.|