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

How Syrians are adapting to home away from home

As a result of the Syrian crisis, many people have left their homeland and started to live abroad. Some came to reside in the United Kingdom. The experience of this change has been overwhelming for many; while others have adapted to their newfound homes with relative ease. In these times, [...]

How Syrians are adapting to home away from home2020-10-14T11:53:26+01:00

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.   [...]

Kids Camp: Islamic Miniatures & Noble Sports2019-06-19T17:04:24+01:00

Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem

Lawrence Nees is the current H.Fletcher Brown Chair of Humanities holder at the University of Delaware. He received a  grant from the Trust to help publish his book Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem which was released in 2016. His book is a very detailed yet also user friendly [...]

Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem2019-07-24T12:34:06+01:00

International Training Programme 2014

International Training Programme 2014: Interim report   In 2014 the British Museum, in collaboration with seven UK partner museums, hosted 21 museum and heritage professionals from 12 countries on the ninth International Training Programme (ITP). The programme was tailored around group sessions which covered a whole range of museum activities [...]

International Training Programme 20142019-07-08T11:41:44+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

Ottoman endowment deeds

In 2010 the Barakat Trust endowed Aysin Yoltar-Yildirim with a grant to assist her in study and conservation of an important group of endowment deeds belonging to thirteen Ottoman women. This was the subject of a successful exhibition which was set up in the Ankara Museum of Foundations in May [...]

Ottoman endowment deeds2019-12-16T12:59:05+00:00
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