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 [...]
The Barakat Trust Grants Awards Programme is now open! The Barakat Trust’s grant applications programme for 2021 opened on 1 January 2021 and will close at midnight GMT on 31 March 2021. We look forward to receiving well-developed proposals for projects and initiatives that will help preserve the artistic, architectural [...]
Come and join us on this practical journey of discovery as we travel half way around the globe to source the finest examples of Islamic Geometric Pattern; Persia, Turkey, Syria, India, and Moorish Morocco and Al-Andalus will feature in our travels. The genius of the craftsmen geometers from the Islamic [...]
Islamic Heritage through the Lens of Scholarly Archives: New Perspectives in Islamic Art and Archaeology
International Conference. Islamic Heritage through the Lens of Scholarly Archives: New Perspectives in Islamic Art and Archaeology Musée du Louvre & Sorbonne Université, Paris October 3-4, 2019 This international conference will explore the contribution of scholarly archives (photographic collections, notes, field notebooks, correspondences, unpublished book drafts etc.) to the study [...]
Exploring the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen with Daniel Docherty. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of geometric patterns from the Persian tradition.
About the Talk The lecture will discuss modern Islamic architecture in the Arabian Gulf and its recollections of the past. The focus will be the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman. [...]