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Sights and Sounds
Sights and Sounds
Over 30 years The Barakat Trust has supported 700 projects in 40 countries .
We bring together the s
of some of our projects, initiatives and collaborations.
Explore the sights of The Barakat Trust’s videos, and our partners videos of their work.
Sit back! Watch! And Enjoy!
The Barakat Trust: Our Story
The Barakat Trust 30 Years Gala Grantee Projects Video
The Architecture of the Veil – Damascene Houses
Post-Conflict Urban Recovery: A Capacity Building Workshop for Aleppo
Islamic Bayda Project
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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New with the Old! Islamic Art at the British Museum with Venetia Porter
Can We Learn From the Past? A Conversation with Nasser Rabbat
Layla S. Diba Talking About Art In Peril
“God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty” with Doris Behrens-Abouseif
Ottoman Complexities with Edhem Eldem
The Gardens of Palestine with Lara Zureikat
The Crusades – Merchants and Monarchs with Scott Redford
The Fascination of Islam with Anna Contadini
World Trade and Art – The Malay World with Michael Backman
The Forgotten Kingdoms of India with Navina Haidar
New Storytelling: The Art of Greater Being by Alia Alzougbi
A Game of Thrones in Medieval Egypt with Tarek Swelim
The Sanctuary at the Heart of Islam with Simon O’Meara
China and the Other – a conversation with Nixi Cura
Rethinking Identities — Iran and Beyond with Sussan Babaie
A Matter of Perspective with eL Seed
The Importance of the Moon with Ulrike al-Khamis
The Spirit of Hagia Sophia with Bissera Pentcheva
Season 2: Episode 1
Cultural Resilience in a Changing World with Salma Tuqan
Season 2: Episode 2
The Story of Coffee with Nancy Um
Season 2: Episode 3
A Journey to the Summit of Mount Sinai with George Manginis
Season 2: Episode 4
The Epics of Heroes with Jaimee Comstock-Skipp
Season 2: Episode 5
A World of Pearls with Robert Carter
Season 2: Episode 6
The Taj Mahal with Mehreen Chida-Razvi
Season 2: Episode 7
Contextualising the Occult with Liana Saif
Season 2: Episode 8
Reviving the Cradle of Hindustani Culture with Ratish Nanda
Season 2: Episode 9
Who are the Parsis? with Sarah Stewart
Enjoy our explorations into webinars!
Webinar 1: Egyptian Applique Work in a Global World
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Hanging 19th century appliqued banner in the shrin
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Minaret of Sultan al Ghuri, Cairo. Early 16th cent
Grantees of The Barakat Trust! December 2020!
Qubbat Affendina, Cairo. A mausoleum built by Khed
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Beirut, where the old and new, built and unbuilt,
Battle of the Old and New. In this picture in down
Traditional interior spaces are a play of transpar
What's private? What's public? Where is inside? Wh
Public urban staircases stand today as physical li
Colorful displays of urban art and culture on Hamr
The relationship between the sea and people in Bei
This old fishermen's port in Ein el-Mreysseh still
Although unsafe and uncomfortable at times, walkin
Beirut's famous triple arches that flooded traditi
Balconies and open staircases not only take advant
Red tiled roofs and orchards of productive trees p
Entire historic urban pockets, such as Zokak el-Bl
Mar Mikhael filled with semi-public communal spac
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