Dr Venitia Porter, British Museum

The Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca. It is incumbent upon Muslims to go on Hajj once in their lifetimes.  British Museum curator Venetia Porter talks us through her stunning exhibition in this film commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Saudi artist Ahmad Maatar’s ‘Magnetism’.

Saudi artist Ahmad Maatar’s ‘Magnetism’. A tiny magnet. Around it iron filings. The iron filings look like pilgrims surrounding the Qa’aba – the cube-shaped structure, which is at the centre of the sanctuary.

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