Hands On Islamic Art Project – Congratulations Grantee!

Congratulations to the Museum of Islamic Arts and Heritage Foundation! Who are the Museum of Islamic Arts and Heritage Foundation? The Museum of Islamic Arts and Heritage Foundation (MIAH) was formed by a group of researchers and heritage practitioners at the University of Birmingham, England. They are eager to share [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – British Museum

Congratulations to one of our successful 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund the International Training Programme (ITP) at the British Museum, London, United Kingdom. So what is the ITP? We know museums change lives. To improve museums across the world, this excellent programme teaches exciting and important skills [...]

Impermanent Monuments, Lasting Legacies: The Dār al-Khilāfa of Samarra and Palace Building in Early Abbasid Iraq

This book offers a new interpretation of early Abbasid palaces as “impermanent monuments.” Synthesizing an array of sources, ranging from archaeological finds and classical Arabic literature to modern studies on the social and intellectual history of Islamic civilization, it reveals ways in which the Abbasid court designed, decorated, presented, and [...]

Working in an Indian Archive: Indo-Persian Documents

Grantee: Hallie Nell Swanson In summer 2019, with the support of The Barakat Trust’s Barakat Postgraduate Student & Early Career Award, I travelled to Hyderabad to take part in the “Working in an Indian Archive” Indo-Persian Summer School, a workshop focused on reading Indo-Persian manuscripts, run by the University [...]

New Podcast: The Making of a Master Calligrapher with Bilal Badat

Join Bilal Badat, master calligrapher and scholar, for a conversation about the meaning of Islamic calligraphy. Badat explains calligraphy not just as a craft but as a means of transmitting and glorifying sacred knowledge. He shares fascinating insights on the making of calligraphers  – the way in which the  long [...]

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