News: Diriyah Biennale Foundation announces Hajj Terminal in Jeddah as the location for first-ever Islamic Arts Biennale

Curatorial Team from left to right: Sumayya Vally, Dr. Julian Raby, Dr. Saad Alrashid, Dr. Omniya Abdel Barr, Diriyah Biennale Foundation Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, 6 June 2022: The Diriyah Biennale Foundation (DBF) is proud to announce that the inaugural edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale will take place at [...]

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 [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Abdul Rehman Qadir

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to provide a scholarship to the brilliant Abdul Rehman Qadir and fund his studies with one of our annual studentship grants. So what is the course? About the grantee: Mr Qadir is a brilliant young student, whom The Barakat Trust is [...]

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 – The Kairouan Manuscript Project

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund The Kairouan Manuscript Project in their project. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is proud to fund the Kairouan Manuscript Project for a second year so that they may continue their excellent three-year [...]

Hugo Cook

Communications Coordinator Hugo Cook studied Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford (BA), and Egyptology at the University of Cambridge (MPhil). In addition to promoting the work of the Barakat Trust, Hugo is the Tutor of Egyptology at City Lit, and has taught widely about [...]

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