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Heritage

A selection of reports on the heritage projects we have supported and funded in the field of Islamic Art, Heritage and Culture since we were founded in 1987

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Congratulations New Grantee – The Kairouan Manuscript Project

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund The Kairouan Manuscript Project in their project. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is proud to fund the Kairouan Manuscript Project for a second year so that they may continue their excellent three-year internship programme, raising the next generation of Tunisian conservators. This internship programme is enabling the transfer of uncommon specialist skills from one generation of conservators to [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Kristyna Rendlova

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Kristýna Rendlova in her research. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is delighted to award a grant to Kristýna Rendlova for her doctoral fieldwork in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research explores the depiction of architecture [...]

The Power of the Visual: A new podcast with Ulrike Al-Khamis

Join Ulrike Al-Khamis for an inside look at the Aga Khan Museum's latest exhibition in Toronto, Canada. IMAGE? The Power of the Visual explores image-making over the centuries, exploring through the lens of Islamic art from across many periods and cultures. We are surrounded, in fact inundated, by images and we often have little time to contemplate their deeper meaning; IMAGE? aims to [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Museum With No Frontiers

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Museum With No Frontiers. So what is the project? About the project: An exciting new addition to the Islamic Art in the Mediterranean series is coming. So far the series has taken readers to Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, [...]

The Traditional Architecture of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia encompasses a greater variety of architectural styles than any other country in the Arabian peninsula. The buildings of the coastal, mountain and plains regions are entirely distinctive and local in their character. By contrast, several towns, especially Mecca and Medina, have naturally been directly exposed to foreign architectural [...]

Constructions of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo

In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the Ayyubid dynasty brought unprecedented architectural development to Aleppo, the most important city in medieval Syria. While early Islamic empires usually expressed their grandeur by founding new cities with vast extra-urban palaces, the Ayyubids asserted their power by "modernizing" existing towns. With its large, [...]

The Monuments of Historic Cairo: A Map and Descriptive Catalogue

Comprising thirty-one maps at a metric scale of 1:1,250 and a descriptive catalogue, The Monuments of Historic Cairo marks the first time that the city's significant architectural heritage has been mapped in ground plan within the present-day urban context. The work surveys an area of nearly six square kilometers, stretching [...]

Early Persian Painting : Kalila Wa Dimna Manuscripts of the Late 14th Century

"Kalila and Dimna" or "The Fables of Bidpai" is one of the gems of world culture, having been translated through the centuries everywhere from China to Spain. "Kalila and Dimna", like the fables of Aesop or Lafontaine, are subtle and suggestive moral tales - a kind of repository of wisdom [...]

A Survey of Architectural Remains along the Mughal Highway from Agra to Lahore

This study makes use of the primary sources like ancient texts, and medieval chronicles retrieved initially from Indian archives, and studies of archaeological survey of India reports, district and state Gazetteers. Author : Subhash Parihar The publication can be purchase from here : https://www.abebooks.co.uk/9788173053351/Land-Transport-Mughal-India-Agra-Lahore-8173053359/plp

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