Check out our new resource, advertising events in Islamic Studies. Each page focuses on specific types of events, including museum exhibits, conferences, and lectures, packaged as a convenient, one-stop shop for all related events. This page will be updated as new exhibits are announced and old exhibits end.
- Islamic calligraphy course
- Ottoman Arcadia: The Hamidian Expedition to the Land of Tribal Roots (1886)
Location: Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar | Cost: Free
The exhibition, entitled Syria Matters (opens 23 November), aims to explore the country’s centuries-old “extraordinary cultural heritage” against the backdrop of the raging conflict that has seen the destruction of six Unesco world heritage sites under President Bashar al-Assad.
Location: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada | Cost: $20
Location: School of Wisdom, New York, NY | Cost: N/A
Bookbindings became a rejuvenated site for creative expression in Iran. ‘In the School of Wisdom’ presents over thirty examples, representing the diversity of the art as it developed from the late Safavid to Qajar eras and contextualizing it within a changing landscape of libraries and book culture.
Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY | Cost: $25
Clouds and Gold Dust: Decorated Papers from the Ettinghausen Collection presents works on paper, enhanced with marbling, gold sprinkling, stenciled designs, and decoupage, alone or in combination with one another or with illumination. Ranging from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, the thirty-three folios on view reveal an endless variety of patterns and embellishments, surrounding elegantly penned poetic verses and, eventually, forming freestanding images.
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX | Cost: $10
Garden Paradise: The Magnificent Safavid Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow explores the importance of the garden to Islamic culture through the lens of the renowned Wagner Garden Carpet. This rarely displayed masterpiece, woven in southeastern Iran in the 17th century, is one of the three earliest surviving Persian garden carpets in the world.
Location: The Islamic School of Art, Qom, Iran| Cost: 730 Euro= 7 Days, 850 Euro=10 days. A prepayment of 100Euro is required after the application is processed.
Short Course: The students would learn the basics of Nastaliq calligraphy and will learn how to read & write the words written in this calligraphy style and if you’re good enough you might even be able to understand some of the words as well.
Location: Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey| Cost: Free
“Ottoman Arcadia: The Hamidian Expedition to the Land of Tribal Roots (1886)” contextualizes the expedition as a remarkable instance where photography—a new visual technology of the 19th century—was merged with historical narratives to reconstruct dynastic myths and tribal memory. Visitors are able to travel through the exhibition, following the itinerary of the expedition and by tracking the making of the albums through an array of archival documents.