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Projects

The Barakat Trust has funded a unique collection of research and projects over the last 30 years, which needs to be collated and archived. We are currently trying to fundraise to develop a digital collection and educational pack to make this research available to the public.

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Recent Projects

Documenting Historic Commercial Buildings in Bulaq – Cairo

As a first stage towards preserving a valuable neighbourhood of historic Cairo, a team of four art historians and two conservation architects will survey and assess the conservation state of historic commercial buildings in the area of Bulaq, Cairo, the city's historic river port. Bulaq is a largely overlooked quarter [...]

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Kids Camp: Islamic Miniatures & Noble Sports

Our Kids Camp: Islamic Miniatures & Noble Sports workshops introduced young children in London to the wonderful world of Islamic miniatures and the noble sports of the golden age of the Islamic. The educational materials and workshops were funded by Amal and the Royal Borough of Kensington's Grenfell Fund.   [...]

  • The Islamic Bayda Project

Islamic Baydha Archaeological Excavation Video

    Enjoy the video of the Islamic Baydha Archaeological Excavation Project in Petra, Jordan supported by The Barakat Trust. The Islamic Bayda Project includes a training programme in archaeological fieldwork, designed for Jordanian and international trainees.

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Paul Reynolds

Paul Reynolds (from 2006, ICREA/Universitat de Barcelona) is a leading specialist in Roman to late Antique and early Islamic ceramics, trade networks and economic history of the Mediterranean, based primarily on the archaeological evidence for the production and distribution of table wares, amphorae and kitchen wares. Following a B.A. degree [...]

Episode 14: China and the Other with Nixi Cura

Nixi Cura gives us a comprehensive insight into the different ethnicities and minorities that form modern-day China, and reflects on the importance of trade in building up tolerance and harmonious coexistence within the country. Nixi Cura is a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London. She read East Asian Studies at Yale [...]

Episode 13: The Sanctuary at the Heart of Islam with Simon O’Meara

The Kaaba is the sanctuary at the heart of Mecca, in present-day Saudi Arabia, where millions of pilgrims head each year, and towards which the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims pray. Join Dr Simon O’Meara for a fascinating conversation about the Kaaba and the different ways Muslims have written about it [...]

Episode 12: A Game of Thrones in Medieval Egypt with Tarek Swelim

Professor Tarek Swelim shares a remarkable period in history full of political conflict, treachery, intrigue and, of course, beauty: Mamluk Egypt. Join us on this inspiring journey to discover the story of this fascinating dynasty. Dr. Tarek Swelim is Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture and Coordinator of the [...]

Mick Denton

Business Development Consultant Over 30 years of experience in the public and voluntary sector, supporting a wide range of voluntary organisations and groups to achieve future sustainability. 20 years of consultancy advice related to organisational and strategic development of charities and social enterprises, enabling them to achieve their full potential through engagement, facilitation [...]

Seif El Rashidi

Director 20 years of expertise working on the revitalisation of historic cities in the Islamic world, Seif was also formerly the coordinator of Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK. Seif has been a technical reviewer for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture’s heritage projects since 2013, and was [...]

Faye Behbehani

Trustee Faye is an entrepreneur and self-taught fashion designer who established Jasmine Box, a multi brand boutique in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  She uses her business management experience support The Barakat Trust through engagement and membership development and has been an integral part of organising cultural events including workshops, cultural trips, [...]

New Storytelling: The Art of Greater Being by Alia Alzougbi

Join BAFTA-nominated artist Alia Alzougbi in this inspiring and thought-provoking tale about individuality, self-overcoming and our role within a community. Alia's practice is based on storytelling techniques and traditions and, as well as performing, she curates and produces cultural events. Alia is renowned storyteller, educator and cultural producer. She is Head of [...]

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