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Qur'an Stand, Iran, 1360 A.D.

14th Century Qur’an Stand

14th Century Stand for a Qur’an, Iran or Central Asia, A.H. 761/A.D. 1360

Cordoba (Spain), Prayer hall of the Great Mosque

Al-Andalus: The Orient in the West

In 711 the Arabs (in the Iberian Peninsula, “Arab” and “Muslim” are synonyms) arrived in the western-most territory of Mediterranean Europe. Within a short time, after very few battles and some sieges that were nearly all solved through negotiations, the Arabs provoked the collapse of the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo, and incorporated what has since then been known as al-Andalus, the political territory under Muslim Arab dominance, into dar al-Islam.

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Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar

The Museum of Islamic Art is dedicated to reflecting the full vitality, complexity, and diversity of the arts of the Islamic world. It is a world-class collecting institution, which preserves, studies, and exhibits…

The Golden Age in Islam

Museum of Science and Technology in Islam

Knowledge exists potentially in the human soul, like seed in the soil, through learning, that potential turns into reality” – Al-Ghazali A Celebration of the Golden Age of Islam The Museum celebrates the…

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The Farjam Collection of Islamic Art

The Farjam Collection is one of the most impressive privately-owned collections in the world today. Featuring Islamic and pre-Islamic art, Contemporary Middle-Eastern art and International Modern and Contemporary Art, the Collection is born…

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Bringing the Met Into the 1300s

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art embarked on the most ambitious rethinking and rebuilding of its Islamic art galleries in its history, a $50 million endeavor. Over the course of two months a…

Damascus Room:  Panoramic photo by Dov Friedman/WSJ

Exploring the Damascus Room

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened the museum’s Islamic art galleries to display roughly 1,200 works spanning 13 centuries and dozens of Islamic-influenced cultures. One highlight is the Damascus Room, a 26-foot-long…

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The Morgan Treasures of Islamic Manuscripts

It was at the urging of his librarian, Belle da Costa Greene (1879–1950), that Pierpont Morgan purchased the core of his Islamic collection in 1911 and 1912. Greene had become Morgan’s librarian in…

Sufi-Inspired Artist Books

Sufi-Inspired Artist Books

One of the great feelings I experience at the Brooklyn Museum is when I see a true connection between the Library and art collections here. This connection was felt recently at a public…

The Met Resets a Gem

n November, after an eight-year, $50-million renovation, 15 galleries devoted to “The Arts of Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia” will open in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art….

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A Global Guide to Islamic Art

Written by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair This article appeared on pages 32-43 of the January/February 2009 print edition of Saudi Aramco World. Visiting an exhibition of Islamic art for the…

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