Family Pavilion, Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

Buckingham Palace, London
August 2018 - August 2018
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Visitors to the Buckingham Palace Family Pavilion in summer 2018 were given the chance to try their hand at woodworking, pottery and painting thanks to Turquoise Mountain.

From the 25th to the 27th of August 2018, Turquoise Mountain brought three of the top Afghan artisans to give interactive craft demonstrations to young visitors to the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening. Children were able to try their hand at carving under Naseer Mansouri’s instruction or watch as he worked on a more intricate piece. Abdul Matin Malekzada showed visitors how to throw a bowl using his pottery wheel. And Samira Kitman, Afghanistan’s Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015, offered painting demonstrations and gave children the chance to try small pieces of illustration or calligraphy.

Throughout the 10 weeks of the Summer Opening, visitors were also able to explore Afghanistan through the Turquoise Mountain interactive map, on display on a 52-inch touch screen. Children could watch images of the Turquoise Mountain students at work or watch videos on the restoration of the historic area of Murad Khani, Kabul.

August 2018 - August 2018

Family Pavilion, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, SW1A 1AA

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