Exhibition Catalogue

This exhibition provides a glimpse into how weddings and marriage are celebrated in five different countries of the world – and also how they are changing – through photographs and objects that we have collected as part of a collaborative research project in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.


Social anthropology is the comparative study of human cultures and behaviour – including family forms, ritual, religion, politics, and economics – in their social context. The study of the variations between different cultures, and the common humanity which underlies them, is at its heart.

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 695285.

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