Sikh Relics and Artefacts

Saturday 7 Jul 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sikh Relics and Artefacts:
From the past to the technological future
With Gurinder Singh Mann and Taranjit Singh

This lecture took us on a fascinating journey through the rich relics of the Sikh Empire, from the court of Maharajah Ranjit Singh through to the artefacts of his progeny including Maharajah Duleep Singh. The lecture demonstrates how new technologies can be used to showcase relics through 3D modelling, 3D printing and augmented reality. We were also taken through the world’s first Sikh Online Museum, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information visit

Gurinder Singh Mann is an historian and Oxford University Published author. He is Director of the Sikh Museum Initiative. He has recently curated the successful exhibition: Anglo Sikh Wars: Battles, Treaties and Relics (2016-2017) at Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester and was featured on the BBC show Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip.

Taranjit Singh is a 3D developer at Taran3d and has undertaken many technological projects related to 3D printing and augmented reality, as well as working with many museums across the UK.

Here are some images from the event (on our Flickr image archive):
Sikh Relics and Artefacts 

Venue: Guildhall, 1 Market Place, Thetford IP24 2AL

The Festival of Thetford & Punjab was a partnership project between Essex Cultural Diversity Project (ECDP), working with Norfolk Museum Service, Norfolk Library Service & Norfolk Arts Service, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.