Hands On Islamic Art Project – Congratulations Grant Winner!

We have some exciting news: our grants committee have made their decisions. It's time to start announcing the grant-winners of this year's Hands On Islamic Art Project, sponsored by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Three fantastic projects have been chosen, and this is one of them... Congratulations to Leighton [...]

حوار حول التراث في العالم العربي – الحفاظ على التراث في الظروف الصعبة (Preserving Heritage in Challenging Environments)

تركز الندوة الثالثة من سلسلة المحاضرات على تحديات الحفاظ على التراث في التجمعات العمرانية الصغيرة أو المعقدة   في هذه الجلسة يجتمع ثلاثة من الخبراء البارزين في مجال الحفاظ على التراث من العالم العربي لمشاركة تجربتهم في الحفاظ على .التراث في سياقات صعبة في اليمن ومصر وفلسطين   أ. د. [...]

Mosques in Sub-Saharan Africa (Online Short Course)

This two-day online course introduces participants to Muslim architecture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Following an introduction on Islamic architecture and mosques, the first session will explore mosques in West Africa, from the Sahara to the tropical forests. The second session will look at the mosques in East Africa, from the Nile [...]

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 [...]

Independent Evaluator – Hands on Islamic Art Heritage Lottery Project

Independent Evaluator Hands on Islamic Art Heritage Lottery Project The Brief Project Evaluator/Evaluation Team for the evaluation of a three-year heritage project called “Hands On Islamic Art”. The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and is to be delivered by The Barakat Trust. We are [...]

Decorative Moroccan Painting: The Art of ‘Zouaq’

with Natasha Mann  (http://www.natasha-mann.com) This two-day course, led by Natasha Mann, will introduce students to the Art of Zouaq. Zouaq is a painting technique original to Morocco which creates arresting and powerful designs. Found painted onto ceilings, doors, furniture and wooden objects it is an integral part of the decoration of [...]

New Podcast: Heritage is Ours with May al-Ibrashy

Join May al-Ibrashy for a conversation about her heritage conservation work in historic Cairo, revealing how the projects she works on put the community first. Find out more about the challenges and opportunities presented by complex urban environments like Cairo, the ways in which significant buildings, like the Shrine of [...]

New podcasts about heritage and culture as part of the ‘Arts in Isolation’ series

We are happy to announce that we are now producing digital content to share with you during this time of lock-downs and social distancing. We hope that this will mean that more of our followers can enjoy our cultural programme. As part of our Converging Paths 2020 series, we have [...]

“Heritage and Heritage Guardians” – a new article about the work of The Barakat Trust

The work of The Barakat Trust was recently featured in this Arabic article in a leading Egyptian newspaper, Al-Masry al-Youm. The article focuses on the impact The Trust has had over the past 30 years, namely by building the capacity of professionals in the field of heritage and museum studies [...]

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Vanishing Pasts: Personal Journeys to Save Our Legacy

A panel to discuss and present the personal efforts of talented people to preserve, restore and save our heritage About: Among us are those whose calling is to work tirelessly to preserve and save our cultural heritage and artistic traditions. They safeguard valuable legacies from the recent and ancient past in danger of disappearance, threatened by the passing [...]

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