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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.   [...]

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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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Converging Paths 2020

The Barakat Trust and Asia House are very happy to announce the second edition of our dynamic Converging Paths: Creative Encounters with the Islamic World. The series is a curated programme catering to audiences of different ages sharing the arts and heritage of the Islamic world through exciting performances, exhibitions, film, discussions, [...]

M’Hamid Oasis Morocco Film Festival Finalist

https://player.vimeo.com/video/338001258   This film, M’Hamid Oasis Morocco, produced by Monika Koeck, was a finalist at the XIII Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival. The festival, organised by the Istanbul Metropolitan Branch of Chamber of Architects, aims to support films created on the theme of architecture and urbanisation. Selected [...]

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 [...]

The Arab Weekly: Islamic heritage inspiring watch design

Islamic heritage has inspired artists from many different disciplines, finding its way to watches that display geometric Islamic design by Miraj Collections, a company that bases its products on the 12-point star of Alhambra Palace in Andalusia, Spain. Miraj was set up by Abdullah Ahmed, a managerial economics graduate and [...]

Noorah Al-Gailani

Noorah Al-Gailani has been Curator of Islamic Civilisations at Glasgow Museums since 2003. She is based at the Burrell Collection but works across the city’s many museums to interpret Islamic art and culture, both ancient and modern, through research, exhibitions and a variety of educational activities and public events. Noorah [...]

Utrero Agudo

Since 2017, Dr Utrero Agudo has been a Tenured Researcher at the Escuela de Estudios Árabes (Granada), of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain. His research is devoted to the archaeology and architecture of late antique and early medieval periods in the Iberian Peninsula and Western Europe (5thto [...]

Hossam Mahdy

Hossam Mahdy is an Egyptian and British freelance consultant and researcher on the conservation of built heritage. He acquired his PhD from the University of Glasgow, UK; MSc from University of Leuven, Belgium; and BSc from Ain Shams University, Egypt. His work focuses on Islamic views on the conservation of [...]

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