SOAS Honorary Fellow Professor Nasser David Khalili PhD, KCSS, KCFO spoke on the preservation of history through art collecting at SOAS University of London on 7 December.

Professor Khalili is a world renowned scholar, collector, benefactor and philanthropist as well as a successful businessman. His collections, which consist of 35,000 items, include the arts of the Islamic World, Japanese art from the Meiji period, Swedish textiles, Spanish damascened metalwork and Enamels; each one being the largest in the world of its kind. There is a large series of publications accompanying these collections.