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 [...]

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 [...]

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 [...]

Press: Helping Gaza university restore a Sufi institute

We are delighted to be funding the Iwan Center for Cultural Heritage at the Faculty of Engineering at the Islamic University of Gaza in an important forthcoming project. This project will undertake essential restoration work on the oldest Mamluk religious site in the Gaza Strip: a 700-year-old Sufi institute called [...]

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