The Barakat Trust Grants 2023 Question and Answer Session 6 – Arabic Only

The Barakat Trust Grant 2023 Question & Answer Session in Arabic.  Tuesday 21 March 2023, 2 pm - 3 pm GMT. Join us for a question and answer session with the Director of The Barakat Trust, Seif El Rashidi on the Grants Programme 2023 and the application process. This Q&A [...]

Interview: The Archaeology of Islamic Sicily – with Angelo Castrorao Barba and the Superintendence of Palermo

Of all the important centres of the historic Islamic World, there is one region that many do not realise was ever Islamic at all: Sicily. We caught up with a recent grantee of The Barakat Trust, Angelo Castrorao Barba. Angelo has undertaken some particularly fascinating research with our grant, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Persian Pattern

Explore the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of geometric patterns from the Persian tradition.  ​ "A brilliant course so clearly and patiently taught. Such a lovely few days and plenty to work with after the course. Totally [...]

Persian Patterns

Explore the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of geometric patterns from the Persian tradition with Daniel Docherty at SAOG Studios.

Episode 13: The Sanctuary at the Heart of Islam with Simon O’Meara

The Kaaba is the sanctuary at the heart of Mecca, in present-day Saudi Arabia, where millions of pilgrims head each year, and towards which the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims pray. Join Dr Simon O’Meara for a fascinating conversation about the Kaaba and the different ways Muslims have written about it [...]

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