The Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the Trustees of the Henry Barber Trust will organize the exhibition launch of ‘A Tale of Two Empires: Rome and Persia’, at the University of Birmingham, UK, on the 9th of May, 2019. The Welcome note will be given by ZTFE’s (Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe) Patron, Lord Bilimoria CBE DL, the Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, along with Prof. Michael Whitby Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Arts and Law.
The tenure of the exhibition – ‘A Tale of Two Empires: Rome and Persia’ – will extend from 10th May, 2019 to 15th March, 2020, at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, an art gallery and concert hall situated on the campus of the University of Birmingham. An informative note by Malcolm M. Deboo, President, ZTFE, reads that the exhibition will include several Zoroastrian exhibits from the Parthian and Sasanian empires. The history of the Sasanian Empire is integral to the history of people of Iranian, Parsi, Caucasian, and western central Asian backgrounds. It is therefore the aim of the exhibition to not allow it to fade from memory. The Co-Curators of this exhibition, Dr. Maria Vrij and Michael Burling, with Jen Ridding of the Barber Institute, will visit the Zoroastrian Centre on Shahenshai Navroze, 17th August, 2019, to inform and network with ZTFE members and well-wishers.