The art of imitation – 19th century Islamic revivalism
23 December 2019

Discover how Islamic design and technique prompted Western artists and craftspeople to create imitations or variations of the originals they encountered, and the impact this had on Western art and design.

The Islamic world: the big themes
26 February 2019

Curator William Greenwood explores the themes connecting objects from a vast and fascinating area, now on display in our Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic world.

A journey through the Islamic world in eight objects
18 October 2018

To celebrate the opening of the new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic world, curators of the gallery take a look at eight highlight objects from the collection.

Living with gods: highlight objects
10 October 2017

Exhibition Curator Jill Cook provides a short introduction to some of the highlights of the exhibition Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond.

Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca
30 August 2017

Millions of Muslims make the journey to Mecca each year. Here are a few of the key things you should know about this incredible pilgrimage.