A travelling exhibition based around four large Kimberlin bannersfree-standing printed banners will carry the results of this research to a wide range of locations in the United Kingdom, North America and, we hope, to the Middle East and South Asia.

Banners are accompanied by two hour-long documentaries about the Jewel of Muscat project. Arab Treasure Ship shows the ship’s construction and launch, Sailing the Treasure Ship follows the ship’s journey from Oman to Singapore. Thanks to the Sultanate of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center in Washington D.C. host institutions have permission to show these National Geographic documentaries in free public screenings or for teaching purposes. (Audio is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish; the DVD is compatible with both European and US systems).

The exhibition leaflet can be downloaded here  – available in two formats: US letter (11 x 8 ½ inches) and A4 (11.69 x 8.27 inches).  By printing double-sided and selecting ‘flip on short edge’, the sheet can then be folded to make a booklet.

Kollam Plates booklet – US letter                           Kollam Plates booklet – A4

United KingdomJewel of Muscat DVD

5 – 12 Nov. 2013: Kimberlin Library, De Montfort University.

7 Nov. 2013: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (part of an evening of public lectures on The early Indian Ocean world and the origins of globalization).

8 – 10 Nov. 2013: Jesus College, Oxford University (part of the Proto-globalisation in the Indian Ocean world conference).

18 – 29 Nov. 2013: King’s Manor Common Room, Archaeology Department, University of York.

29 November: Screening of the Jewel of Muscat documentaries (King’s Manor K133 1 pm)

2 – 14 Dec. 2013: Humanities Research Centre, University of York.

6 Jan. – 25 April 2014: Oriental Museum, University of Durham.

8 – 14 May 2014: Central Library, Leicester.

15 – 30 May 2014: Highfields Library, Leicester.

9 June – 14 July: The Aga Khan University (International) in the United Kingdom, London.

13 Oct. – 10 Nov. 2014: Cambridge University Library (part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2014).  


United States

1 – 12 Dec. 2013: Robinson Library, St. Joseph’s College, Indiana (with rolling screening of the Jewel of Muscat documentaries).

3 December: talk by Professor Kenneth Hall (Ball State University) “Maritime Trade and Underwater Archaeology in the Indian Ocean and Neighboring Waters in the Era of the Kollam Plates, c.900-1500.” (Robinson Library 119B, 12.30 pm).

6 Jan. – 7 Feb. 2014: Ball State University, Indiana.

17 – 28 Feb. 2014: University Library, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia.

3 – 28 March 2014: University of Pennsylvania, South Asia Studies. 

7 April – 2 May 2014: University of Texas at Austin.

23 April: talk by Professor Don Davis Jr. “Documentation from the Indian Ocean World,” (Perry-Castañeda Library, 12.00 noon), University of Texas at Austin.



29 Nov. 2013 – ongoing: Allahabad Museum.

Further venues to be announced shortly.