Interview: The Archaeology of Islamic Sicily – with Angelo Castrorao Barba and the Superintendence of Palermo

Of all the important centres of the historic Islamic World, there is one region that many do not realise was ever Islamic at all: Sicily. We caught up with a recent grantee of The Barakat Trust, Angelo Castrorao Barba. Angelo has undertaken some particularly fascinating research with our grant, [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Shahira Yatim

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to provide a scholarship to the exceptional Shahira Yatim and fund her studies with one of our annual studentship grants. So what is the course? About the grantee: Miss Yatim is a bright and promising student, whose world-class education The Barakat [...]

Jeddah: Crossroads of the World – A new podcast with Ahmad Angawi

Join celebrated artist Ahmad Angawi as he explores how Jeddah has been influenced by many cultures, from Morocco to Indonesia, and how Jeddah has influenced them back. Learn about the cultural exchanges that pilgrimages brought, explore the traditional woodworking that Ahmad is helping to keep alive, and discover how [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Agnieszka Bystroń

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Dr Agnieszka Bystroń for her research as she embarks on a promising career. So what is the project? Ceramic assemblage from Dr Bystroń's previous fieldwork at al-Zubārah in northern Qatar. About the project: Dr Bystroń's [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Kristyna Rendlova

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Kristýna Rendlova in her research. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is delighted to award a grant to Kristýna Rendlova for her doctoral fieldwork in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research explores the depiction of architecture [...]

The Power of the Visual: A new podcast with Ulrike Al-Khamis

Join Ulrike Al-Khamis for an inside look at the Aga Khan Museum's latest exhibition in Toronto, Canada. IMAGE? The Power of the Visual explores image-making over the centuries, exploring through the lens of Islamic art from across many periods and cultures. We are surrounded, in fact inundated, by images and we often have little time to contemplate their deeper meaning; IMAGE? aims to [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Museum With No Frontiers

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Museum With No Frontiers. So what is the project? About the project: An exciting new addition to the Islamic Art in the Mediterranean series is coming. So far the series has taken readers to Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Alya Karame

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Dr Alya Karame of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. So what is the project? About the project: This project will see the publication of an important new book, one which explores a previously unstudied corpus of Eastern [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Yousef Moradi

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Dr Yousef Moradi of the SOAS University of London, UK. So what is the project? About the site: Takht-e Soleyman is an ancient citadel in north-western Iran. Originally a Fire Temple built near an ancient volcano by [...]

TALLI: Silver Between Tradition & Modernity

Dr Reem El Mutwalli, founder of The Zay Initiative, and Paula Quetglas Llop, Creative Director and Cofounder of NIILI discuss a collaborative upcoming exhibition of the same title due to take place at Zaman Awwel, Mall of The Emirates, on 9th May - 9th July. Both Exhibition and talk focus [...]

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