Islamic art

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British Museum

British Museum’s Islamic art finally gets its fairy-tale ending

Restored Victorian galleries, funded by Albukhary Foundation and featuring screens by Ahmad Angawi, have transformed the presentation of the collection

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Podcast

Dull, dim and dusty no more: British Museum's new Islamic galleries bring collection out of the shadows

Light and spacious Albukhary Foundation Gallery is a huge transformation for the London institution, says Jane Jakeman

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Education

Oxford museums train refugees as tour guides and community curators

Berlin’s Multaka programme of Arabic-language tours is spreading to the UK—and beyond

Podcast

Bruce Nauman’s New York takeover. Plus, the British Museum dusts down its Islamic art galleries

We talk to the curator Kathy Halbreich about the giant two-part Bruce Nauman retrospective at MoMA and MoMA PS1. Plus, the specialist in Islamic studies Jane Jakeman reviews the new Islamic displays at London’s British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Exhibitions

San Francisco show celebrates diversity of Muslim fashion

As debates on the burqa rage worldwide, De Young Museum exhibition explores complexities and range of Islamic dress

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Exhibitions

The Medici touch: exhibition shows how Florence fell for Islamic art

Six centuries of city’s connection to Muslim world explored in rare Uffizi and Bargello collaboration

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Museums

Former Tate Britain director Penelope Curtis remaps Lisbon's Gulbenkian

Freed from Tate's "tough agenda" of blockbuster shows, sculpture scholar is opening up Portuguese museum's Islamic collections

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Credence and credulity: on Islamic art and the supernatural

This small book is ground-breaking, bringing to light Islamic beliefs and superstitions