Congratulations New Grantee – Konstantinos Politis

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Konstantinos Politis in his research. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is delighted to award a grant to Konstantinos Politics for his research into the Islamic heritage of Greece; specifically the Greek city [...]

Aga Khan Award for Architecture – A new podcast with Farrokh Derakhshani

Join Farrokh Derakhshani for an inside look into the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, one of the most prestigious architectural awards in the world. Find out how one is awarded this notable prize, hear about the latest winners, and learn how the creation of the award changed the understanding [...]

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 – 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 – Agnieszka Bystroń

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Dr Agnieszka Bystroń for her research as she embarks on a promising career. So what is the project? Ceramic assemblage from Dr Bystroń's previous fieldwork at al-Zubārah in northern Qatar. About the project: Dr Bystroń's [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – The Kairouan Manuscript Project

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund The Kairouan Manuscript Project in their project. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is proud to fund the Kairouan Manuscript Project for a second year so that they may continue their excellent three-year [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Kristyna Rendlova

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Kristýna Rendlova in her research. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is delighted to award a grant to Kristýna Rendlova for her doctoral fieldwork in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research explores the depiction of architecture [...]

The Power of the Visual: A new podcast with Ulrike Al-Khamis

Join Ulrike Al-Khamis for an inside look at the Aga Khan Museum's latest exhibition in Toronto, Canada. IMAGE? The Power of the Visual explores image-making over the centuries, exploring through the lens of Islamic art from across many periods and cultures. We are surrounded, in fact inundated, by images and we often have little time to contemplate their deeper meaning; IMAGE? aims to [...]

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, [...]

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