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June 22, 2021

Art exhibition on Gandhara opens

 
June 22, 2021

Islamabad:An art exhibition ‘Gandhara: Dusting off the Past’ opened at Comsats Art Gallery. The exhibition was inaugurated by Comsats University Rector Prof. Dr. Tabassum Afzal and showcased art work of students of Department of Architecture of COMSATS University, Islamabad (CUI).

Addressing the occasion the CUI Rector Prof. Dr. Tabassum Afzal praised the students for conducting a thorough research on the subject matter and recognized their efforts for the show. He said that Nations that have progressed have preserved their art, culture and history and have made advances in learning based on experience. He said that there was a need to further study the traditional sustainable architecture practices and use this knowledge in practice.

The exhibition comprised of work on strategical analysis of the urban planning of the Gandhara Region and gave a detailed analysis on town planning and restoration of land marks, stupas and monastery. The work entailed documentation of the existing site, the Gandhara Architecture, on ground features, sources available as well as a study of the materials used in the construction process.