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 – 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 [...]

New Podcast: Secret Geometry with Wael Sabry

Join Wael Sabry on his quest to save the ancient craft of Kundekari - complex wooden geometry. Sabry is  tracking down the few remaining master carpenters in Turkey and Egypt, trying to learn their carefully-guarded secrets, hidden even from father to son.  Discover how he is using technology to [...]

New Podcast: Revealing Esna – An Egyptian Hidden Gem with Kareem Ibrahim

Join Kareem Ibrahim, an architect and CEO of Takween Integrated Community Development, as he reveals  an Egyptian hidden gem,  the ancient city of Esna, and an innovative project to introduce sustainable tourism through community "site-doing"rather than site-seeing!   Kareem Ibrahim is an Egyptian architect and urban researcher who graduated [...]

Converging Paths 2021 – “Art, Revolution and People’s Voices” a new podcast with Bahia Shehab

Artist, educator and activist Bahia Shehab discusses the role of artists at times of political change, and reflects on what it meant to take part in the Arab Spring a decade ago. She talks about her newly-published book "You Can Crush The Flowers: A Visual Memoir of the Egyptian [...]

Webinar 1: Egyptian Applique Work in a Global World – An Online Demonstration

Watch our webinar with Hany Abdel Kader and Mohamed Abdel Wahed, two Egyptian master-stitchers who will demonstrate their ancient craft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caI3Co55BfQ This webinar has been made available by The Barakat Trust and its supporters. Please consider supporting the work of The Barakat Trust by: Making a donation: https://barakat.org/support-us/donations/ Becoming [...]

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