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Independent Evaluator – Hands on Islamic Art Heritage Lottery Project

Independent Evaluator Hands on Islamic Art Heritage Lottery Project The Brief Project Evaluator/Evaluation Team for the evaluation of a three-year heritage project called “Hands On Islamic Art”. The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and is to be delivered by The Barakat Trust. We are [...]

Independent Evaluator – Hands on Islamic Art Heritage Lottery Project2022-05-12T13:22:13+01:00

Working in an Indian Archive: Indo-Persian Documents

Grantee: Hallie Nell Swanson In summer 2019, with the support of The Barakat Trust’s Barakat Postgraduate Student & Early Career Award, I travelled to Hyderabad to take part in the “Working in an Indian Archive” Indo-Persian Summer School, a workshop focused on reading Indo-Persian manuscripts, run by the University [...]

Working in an Indian Archive: Indo-Persian Documents2022-05-03T09:20:48+01:00

New Podcast: Secret Geometry with Wael Sabry

Join Wael Sabry on his quest to save the ancient craft of Kundekari - complex wooden geometry. Sabry is  tracking down the few remaining master carpenters in Turkey and Egypt, trying to learn their carefully-guarded secrets, hidden even from father to son.  Discover how he is using technology to [...]

New Podcast: Secret Geometry with Wael Sabry2022-04-29T09:40:55+01:00

New Podcast: Decoding Arms and Armour with Arthur Bijl

Join Arthur Bijl for a revealing conversation about the forgotten meanings of arms and armour, once a global symbol of male status, fashion and identity.   Arthur draws upon the magnificent Wallace Collection to challenge our understanding of what we think of today simply as 'weapons'. He tell us the [...]

New Podcast: Decoding Arms and Armour with Arthur Bijl2022-03-09T11:52:35+00:00

Launch of Hands on Islamic Arts UK Grants

Launch of Hands on Islamic Arts UK Grants Fostering Inclusiveness and understanding through community engagement with Islamic art heritage in the United Kingdom The Barakat Trust has recently received a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to create this new grant category. This category will offer [...]

Launch of Hands on Islamic Arts UK Grants2022-03-15T11:18:07+00:00

Job Vacancy: Communications Coordinator

We Are Hiring! We are looking for a Communications Coordinator to join our team! Help us tell the world how wonderful and amazing Islamic Arts, Heritage and Culture are! Job description This part-time role will require somebody to be responsible for the promotion and communications aspects of a National [...]

Job Vacancy: Communications Coordinator2022-03-15T11:29:09+00:00

New Podcast: Revealing Esna – An Egyptian Hidden Gem with Kareem Ibrahim

Join Kareem Ibrahim, an architect and CEO of Takween Integrated Community Development, as he reveals  an Egyptian hidden gem,  the ancient city of Esna, and an innovative project to introduce sustainable tourism through community "site-doing"rather than site-seeing!   Kareem Ibrahim is an Egyptian architect and urban researcher who graduated [...]

New Podcast: Revealing Esna – An Egyptian Hidden Gem with Kareem Ibrahim2022-02-03T17:47:55+00:00

The excavation of the Islamic historical core of Dumat al-Jandal (ad-Dira’ district)

BRIEF FINAL REPORT season 2021 Introduction The project, as part of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Saudi Arabia (season 2021), took place from 10/17/2021 to 11/19/2021, proceeding with both the archaeological research and excavation work and the restoration work for the immediate consolidation of the structures excavated inside the Dūmat [...]

The excavation of the Islamic historical core of Dumat al-Jandal (ad-Dira’ district)2022-01-07T14:11:46+00:00

The Barakat Trust’s Grants 2022 are now open!

The Barakat Trust’s grant applications programme for 2022 opened on 1 January 2022 and will close at midnight GMT on 31 March 2022. No applications received after that date will be considered. Applicants will be informed of The Barakat Trust’s decision at the end of May 2022 (a month later than [...]

The Barakat Trust’s Grants 2022 are now open!2022-01-16T09:04:34+00:00
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