A selection of our conservation projects

Ask The Expert: May al-Ibrashy

This month, May Al-Ibrashy is our selected expert. Dr. May Al-Ibrashy is a conservation architect who undertakes projects to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of Egypt, especially Cairo. She focuses on working with local communities and ensuring that they are an integral part of any heritage preservation project. She [...]

Ask The Expert: May al-Ibrashy2021-05-12T12:36:40+01:00

Digitising the K.A.C Creswell’s International Collections

Between 2018 and 2019 the Barakat Trust funded Omniya Abdel Barr's very ambitious project to enhance the Creswell archives in six International collections. K.A.C Creswell's works are held by at least five institutions and in private collections. And together they constitute an invaluable The project provided digitisation, cataloguing and extensive [...]

Digitising the K.A.C Creswell’s International Collections2020-01-22T10:33:12+00:00

Shuqayra Conservation Project

Shuqayra Conservation Project: Phase I, West-Central Jordan, 2017. Grantee: ZAKARIYAN.BENBADHANN NA’IMAT, Islamic Archaeology Research Unit at the University of Bonn, Germany About the project: The project undertook three main tasks:  1) a detailed artistic and architectural documentation of the mosaic pavement, 2) a complete diagnosis of the current state of preservation [...]

Shuqayra Conservation Project2019-03-19T12:32:46+00:00

Religious and Biogeographic Identity in Qarakhanid Communities

Religious and Biogeographic Identity in Qarakhanid Communities Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 2016. Grantee: Elissa Bullion About the project: Elissa Bullion received funds from the Trust to conduct human data collection in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on medieval human osteological materials. The overarching aim of the project was to collect demographic and morphological skeletal data [...]

Religious and Biogeographic Identity in Qarakhanid Communities2019-03-26T10:34:08+00:00

“Mamluk Patronage: An Expansion of a Traditional Concept.”

Iman R. Abdulfattah, Doctoral candidate in Islamic Art and Archaeology at the University of Bonn The grantee is well acquainted with the School of Mamluk Studies (SMS). It was created in 2014 to foster and promote a greater awareness of the Mamluk sultanate. As well as to provide junior and [...]

“Mamluk Patronage: An Expansion of a Traditional Concept.”2019-07-08T11:12:07+01:00

Ornament and space in the Islamic architecture of southeast Europe, 15th-19th centuries

In 2012 the Barakat Trust gave a grant to Dr Maximilian Hartmuth, Professor of Art History at the University of Vienna. His research project was predicated upon delving deeper into the Islamic architectural heritage of Southeast Europe. Paradoxically whilst it has close proximity to International centres of research and its [...]

Ornament and space in the Islamic architecture of southeast Europe, 15th-19th centuries2020-06-02T09:42:50+01:00

Djarawa

In 2012 the Barakat Trust gave a grant to Caroline Goodson, Ms Corisande Fenwick, Professor Hassan Limane and other experts to help them travel to Djarawa, Eastern Morocco. The purpose of the visit was to fieldwalk the site and the surrounding area and test the chronology of the site. Whilst [...]

Djarawa2019-09-18T12:33:32+01:00

The Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin

In 2012 the Barakat Trust gave a grant to the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin. The exhibition was titled "Vorsicht Glas! Zerbrechliche Kunst 700-2010". It was dedicated to 1,400 years of creative and diverse treatment of glass in the Middle East. The material qualities of the glass emanating from its [...]

The Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin2019-09-18T12:23:34+01:00

North American Textile Conservation Conference

In 2012 the Barakat Trust gave a grant to Annette Beselin to help her attend the 8th annual North American Textile Conservation Conference from the 8th of November to the 11th held in Oaxaca, Mexico. The conference titled "Plying the Trades: Pulling Together in the 21st Century" explored the various [...]

North American Textile Conservation Conference2019-09-18T12:56:32+01:00
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