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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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Documenting Historic Commercial Buildings in Bulaq – Cairo

As a first stage towards preserving a valuable neighbourhood of historic Cairo, a team of four art historians and two conservation architects will survey and assess the conservation state of historic commercial buildings in the area of Bulaq, Cairo, the city's historic river port. Bulaq is a largely overlooked quarter of the historic city with a large number of unlisted historic buildings - including centuries old wikalas - large commercial courtyard buildings. The oldest of [...]

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 [...]

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Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

This catalogue, Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural deals with the entirety of the Muslim world with a total emphasis on pre-Modern Islamic cultures through the lens of visual and material culture. It  contextualises the art work in three essays reflecting the thematic divisions adopted in the exhibition. [...]

Creswell’s Cairo photographs: a project to enhance the Creswell photographic archive at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Grantee:  Omniya Abdel Barr Date: 2016 The Barakat Trust funded the “Creswell’s Cairo Photographs” project with a senior visiting scholarship in 2016-2017. The project focused on enhancing the Creswell photographic archive of Cairo at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The work is allowing this important photographic collection to be [...]

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 [...]

Kenyon Institute

The Barakat Trust helped the Kenyon Institute(Jerusalem) librarian Hussain Gheith continue his part time job. He has been instrumental in developing the library collection which continues to include a core collection of works on modern Palestinian history to serve the changing needs of the library's visitors. Hussein is continuing in [...]

The Tod Mosque Conservation Project, Egypt

Doctors Mohammed Kenawi and Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis are extensively involved in The Tod Mosque Conservation Project. The Amari Mosque is in Tod, Upper Egypt. Near the Pharaonic temple. It is a prime example of a mosque in a rural centre with re-used classical columns and capitals from churches and other late [...]

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