Sights and Sounds

The Barakat Trust has funded a unique collection of research and projects for over 30 years, 40 countries and over 700 projects.

As part of our work in isolation we are are working to bring together the Sights and Sounds of some of  our projects, initiatives and collaborations.


Explore the Sights of The Barakat Trust’s videos, and our partners videos of their work.

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The Barakat Trust: Our Story

The Architecture of the Veil – Damascene Houses

M’Hamid Oasis

Post-Conflict Urban Recovery: A Capacity Building Workshop for Aleppo

Joseph Tawadros – Preview of Asia House oud concert

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Listen to the podcasts we have developed in collaboration with Asia House and the unique contributions of the interviewees.

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Venetia Porter

Episode 1

New with the Old! Islamic Art at the British Museum with Venetia Porter

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Episode 2

Can We Learn From the Past? A Conversation with Nasser Rabbat

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Art in Peril

Episode 3

Layla S. Diba Talking About Art In Peril

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Episode 4

“God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty” with Doris Behrens-Abouseif

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Episode 5

Ottoman Complexities with Edhem Eldem

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Episode 6

The Gardens of Palestine with Lara Zureikat

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Episode 7

The Crusades – Merchants and Monarchs with Scott Redford

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Anna Contadini

Episode 8

The Fascination of Islam with Anna Contadini

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Michael Backman

Episode 9

World Trade and Art – The Malay World with Michael Backman

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Episode 10

The Forgotten Kingdoms of India with Navina Haidar

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Episode 11

New Storytelling: The Art of Greater Being by Alia Alzougbi

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Episode 12

A Game of Thrones in Medieval Egypt with Tarek Swelim

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Episode 13

The Sanctuary at the Heart of Islam with Simon O’Meara

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Episode 14

China and the Other  – a conversation with Nixi Cura

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Episode 15

Rethinking Identities — Iran and Beyond with Sussan Babaie

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Episode 16

A Matter of Perspective with eL Seed

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Episode 17

The Importance of the Moon with Ulrike al-Khamis

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Episode 18

The Spirit of Hagia Sophia with Bissera Pentcheva

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