Literary and visual themes in 17th century

Unrequited Love and the Beauty of the Beloved: Literary and visual themes in a 17th century manuscript of the Divan of Baki. A talk by Özlem Yıldız.

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Pop-Up Palaces: 1000 years of tent-making

The Barakat Trust Lectures with Leighton House Museum. Pop-Up Palaces: A journey through 1000 years of Egypt's ceremonial tent-making tradition with our new Director, Seif El Rashidi

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Barakat 30th Anniversary 2017

Thank you to all our supporters and guests
who joined the Gala Fundraising Dinner
on Thursday 5 October 2017
at The British Museum

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Alive in Cairo's 'City of the Dead'

The Barakat Trust Lectures with Leighton House Museum. Agnieszka Dobrowolska will discuss the difficulties of balancing conservation needs alongside the lives of the local community in Cairo, Egypt in the "City of the Dead"

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Grantee Profile

Ahmed Mustafa exhibition

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1943, Dr. Ahmed Moustafa is an artist and scholar of international rep...

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    Harpers Bazaar Arabia featuring Barakat Trustee

    Abir Dajani Tuqan takes Bazaar on a journey through a rich and textured life that includes an enviable collection of fashion moments More »

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    Art & Patronage - The Middle East by Thames & Hudson

    The Barakat Trust was featured in 'Art & Patronage The Middle East' published by Thames & Hudson. More »

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    Barakat Culture Vulture Kids Camp was featured in Arab London. More »

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    Arab News

    Arab News has consistently featured the growth and evolution of the Barakat Trust from its early years to the present day. More »

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    The Wells of Memory

    One of the first travelers in a century to walk through the Hejaz desert of Saudi Arabia, Paul Salopek encounters a fabled past of caravans and pilgrims, of empires come and gone. He encounters cultural preservationists including trustees of The Barakat Trust. More »

News & Events


Converging Paths: Cultural Counters in Medieval Islam

date: 12 February 2019

To celebrate the inception of Converging Paths—a series of events aimed at building bridges with the......  More »
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Converging Paths: Joseph Tawadros - the Art of the Oud

date: 19 March 2019

Join us for an unforgettable evening in which traditional Arabic music meets jazz and classical in t......  More »
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Misr and Mosque: Architectural Splendour and Political Authority in Medieval Cairo

date: 19 July 2018

Misr and Mosque: Architectural Splendour and Political Authority in Medieval Cairo Illustrated talk ......  More »
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The Barakat Trust's Lectures with Leighton House Museum

date: Thursday 4 October 2018

The vast Muslim cemeteries of Cairo, known as the “City of the Dead”, were always also meant to be a......  More »