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The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland was founded by the eminent Sanskrit scholar, Henry Thomas Colebrooke, on the 15th March 1823. It received its Royal Charter from King George IV on the 11th August 1824 ‘for the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to Asia’.

Our exhibition at the Brunei Gallery in London opens to the public on 12th October and runs until the 15th December. Join us in celebrating 200 years of Communication, Collaboration and Dissemination. For more information on the exhibition please click here.

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