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.

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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

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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 Venitia Porter


Episode 2

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

Art in Peril

Episode 3

Layla S. Diba Talking About Art In Peril

Episode 4

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

Episode 5

Ottoman Complexities with Edhem Eldem

Episode 6

The Gardens of Palestine with Lara Zureikat

Episode 7

The Crusades – Merchants and Monarchs with Scott Redford

Anna Contadini

Episode 8

The Fascination of Islam with Anna Contadini

Michael Backman

Episode 9

World Trade and Art – The Malay World with Michael Backman

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Instagram Images

Enjoy the images on our Instagram feed and guest Take Overs.

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