Through the generosity of donors around the world, The Barakat Trust is happy to be able to support the following scholars and projects in 2020:
- Dina Mneimneh (Lebanese urbanist) to study at University College London (Awarded in 2019, and deferred to 2020).
- Zahra Khademi (Iranian art historian working at the Islamic Arts Museum in Malaysia) to do an MA in history of Art at the Courtauld Institute, London. (Deferred to 2021).
- Mandana Barkeshli, Melbourne University, to create a database on “Paper Dyes used in Persian Medieval Manuscripts.”
- Eloise Brac de La Perriere, Sorbonne University, for a Conference on “Calligraphy at the Frontiers of the Islamicate World.”
- Sylvie Broussine, Holburne Museum, Bath, towards costs of the travelling exhibition “Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld,” including public engagement activities.
- Jody Butterworth, The British Library, for the translation of “Remote Capture: Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations,” into Arabic.
- Tania Clarke Hall, for “New Light for Women in Cairo’s City of the Dead” leather jewellery craft development workshops.
- Tamer Ishtawi and Muneer ElBaz , University College of Applied Sciences, first phase of “The Conservation Project of al-Qaisariyya Bazaar- Gaza.”
- Alaa el-Habashy for “Bayt Yakan: Public Library Specialised in Heritage Conservation in Bayt Yakan, Souq al-Silah Street, Historic Cairo.”
- Amr Abdel Ghany for Arabic translations of parts of “Museums With No Frontiers: Better Understanding Through Better Knowledge.”
- May al-Ibrashy for “Al-Imam al-Shafi’i Dome Conservation Project Cairo – Supplementary funding.”
- Davidson Maclaren, for the National Laboratory for the Preservation and Conservation of Parchment and Manuscripts (NLPCPM) in Raqqada, Kairouan, funding for “Barakat Trust Conservation Interns: Preserving the Written Heritage of Kairouan, Tunisia.”
- Ruby Marri, for“Researching the Islamic Collections of the ‘Eastern Museum’ at Kedleston Hall,” Derbyshire.
- Leslee Michelsen, for “Ceramics from Islamic Lands Conference” at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
- Micaela Sinibaldi, for the Islamic Baydha Project, Jordan, Archaeological work.
- Corinne Mühlemann, support for “Complex Weaves: Technique, Text, and Cultural History of Striped Silks”.
- Omniya Abdel Barr, support for “Digitising K.A.C Creswell’s International Collections.” (Phase III)
Postdoctoral Scholarships (Extensions)
- Nilay Özlü, Oxford University, for research on Topkapi Palace during the late Ottoman Era.
- Atri Hatef Naiemi, Oxford University, research on Transcultural interactions in Ilkhanid Capital Cities.
The next grant cycle will open in January 2021 with the deadline for applications expected to be at the end of March 2021.
Image above: Al-Qaisariyya Bazaar, Gaza.