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Funded by the Sultan of Brunei Darussalem, this small gallery concentrates on African and Asian art and culture.

The building, designed by Nicholas Hare Architects and opened in 1995, has a light-filled reception area topped by a circular drum which acts a “hinge” between the two blocks. One is the teaching, office and conference wing and the other is a three-storey wing, which was originally for an Islamic Arts Centre but now has the Brunei Gallery.

The galleries are windowless spaces with vast barrel vaults opening onto a glass staircase which rises to the top floor. Once an open-air water garden, the top floor this was redesigned in 2001 as a Japanese garden.

As the building no longer houses a permanent Islamic Arts Centre it has no permanent collection but displays changing independently funded exhibitions.

Past exhibitions have included Chinese textiles, Islamic antiquities, 18th century Iranian painting and contemporary Nigerian art.

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  • Nearest Railway Station:Euston
  • Nearest Underground Station:Russell Square, Goodge Street, Euston Square, Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Warren Street, or Euston
  • Opening Times:Tues-Sat: 10:30-17:00; Late night Thursday closes at 20:00. Closed Sun, Mon, and Bank Holidays.

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