The Silver Ratio

The Silver Ratio, though less well know than it's shiny cousin, has similar mathematical properties and hence can be used to generate a highly flexible grid structure.​ After an introductory, contextual slide show exploring the proportional qualities of the Silver Ratio and their relevance to pattern design, we will construct [...]

14 Dynasties and a Region Exhibition e-Launching by Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) & Tokyo National Museum (TNM)

Invitation to attend e-launch of the exhibition 14 Dynasties and a Region: The History and Culture of the Muslim World The Collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Dear friends and colleagues, We would like to invite you to the launching ceremony of our upcoming exhibition 14 Dynasties and a [...]

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Art of Ottoman Floral Illumination

A unique three-day practical painting workshop where participants will explore and take inspiration from exquisite silk fabrics from the Ottoman Empire. These luxurious textiles were characterised by large-scale stylised floral patterns including carnations, tulips, roses, hyacinths and cherry blossoms and highlighted by shimmering gold and silver threads which are now [...]

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Geometry of the Islamic World

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 [...]

Converging Paths 2020

The Barakat Trust and Asia House are very happy to announce the second edition of our dynamic Converging Paths: Creative Encounters with the Islamic World. The series is a curated programme catering to audiences of different ages sharing the arts and heritage of the Islamic world through exciting performances, exhibitions, film, discussions, [...]

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