Daily Archives: June 1, 2018

Near and Far

Part of Museum Mile, the Brunei Gallery is located on Russell Square opposite the main entrance to the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. A three minute walk from the British Museum, SOAS is the only higher education institution in the U.K. specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. One of the highlights of the gallery is its Japanese roof garden, a quiet haven amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. A place for contemplation and meditation, the garden is dedicated to forgiveness, which is the meaning of the Kanji character engraved on the garden’s granite water basin.