How are animals portrayed in the 9th-century encyclopedia Kitab al-Hayawan?

Dr. Jeannie Miller (University of Toronto) compares them to the magical beasts roaming our exhibition Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art!


Related Programming

CURATOR'S TOUR
Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art with Dr. Filiz Çakir Philip

Tuesday, May 10, 6:30–7:30 pm

FAMILY PROGRAM
Marvellous Creatures PD Day Camp (Ages 6–8)

Friday, June 10, 9 am–4 pm

FAMILY PROGRAM
Marvellous Creatures PD Day Camp (Ages 9–12)

Friday, June 10, 9 am–4 pm

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Paint Your Own Miniature: A Marvellous Creature

Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, 10 am–3 pm

HIGHLIGHT TOUR
Marvellous Creatures with Bita Pourvash

Tuesday, July 26, 6:30–7:30 pm


Since 2013, Jeannie Miller has been Assistant Professor in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.

A Book on Animals from 9th-century Baghdad with Dr. Jeannie Miller

Free with Museum admission. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the lecture or can be pre-booked online.