Ask the Expert: Nikolaos Vryzidis

Explore the cross-cultural aspects of medieval Islamic art.

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Podcast. Ibn Firnas: Andalusia’s Great Inventor – Glaire Anderson

Learn about one of the great inventors of Andalusia: Abbas Ibn Firnas. Listen now

Podcast. Ephemeral Palaces and Eternal Poetry of Iraq – Matt Saba

Join Matt Saba for a fascinating conversation about the magnificent palaces of Iraq. Listen now

Ask the Expert. Sami de Giosa

Sami explores the world of ancient Madinah during the time of Muhammad

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Podcast. Heritage is Ours – May Al-Ibrashy and Seif El Rashidi

Learn more about how to revive our culture and heritage in a responsible way

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Ask the Expert. Melanie Gibson

A joint experience on publishing and expertise of decorative Islamic art


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Podcast. The Making of A Master Calligrapher – Bilal Badat and Seif El Rashidi

Bilal delves into the intricate and illuminating path to become a master of the art of the pen.

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Podcast. The Jewel of Damascus – Alain George and Juan de Lara 

Alain unveils the first historical years of one of the world’s greatest monuments, the Mosque of Damascus.

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Ask the Expert. Paul Wordsworth

Discover more on Paul’s research on Central Asia.


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Podcast. Epic Iran – Tim Stanley and Juan de Lara 

Tim sheds light on the current exhibition at V&A and the continuity of Iran’s art

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Ask the Expert. Muneer Elbaz

Discover more on Gaza’s cultural importance and it’s future development.


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Ask the Expert. May Al-Ibrashy

Learn on the importance of preserving and maintaining our heritage.

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Podcast. Meeting for Coffee: Ottoman Style – Doğukan Atmaca and Seif El Rashidi

Doğukan explores the emergence of coffeehouses in Istanbul–the source of political unrest and seduction.

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Podcast. Retracing the Silk Roads – Christopher Wilton-Steer and Seif El Rashidi

After months exploring the many Silk Roads, Christopher shares the enriching interactions he experienced.

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Ask the Expert. Glaire Anderson

Discover more about the Golden Age of Andalusi art.

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Podcast. Iraq: Seeking inspiration in tradition – Mysa Kafil-Hussain and Juan de Lara

Mysa explores the changes that Iraqi art went through to form a unifying identity across the nation.

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Podcast. Discovering Arabia – Robert Hoyland and Juan de Lara

Hoyland unveils the multi-cultural and cosmopolitan world of ancient Arabia.

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Event. Stories As Change – Oliver Wilkins

A talk to reflect on how storytelling can reconnect communities with their heritage and identity

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Ask the Expert. Ladan Akbarnia

Discover more about the curatorial aspects of museums and their engagement with Islamic art collections. 

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Podcast. Searching for Minarets in the Mountains – Tharik Hussain and Seif El Rashidi

Hussain discovers stories of Muslim Europe, and reveals the hidden heritage of Muslim Britain.

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Ask the Expert. Zeynep Yürekli

Discover more about Ottoman art and architecture, Sufi art, and manuscripts.

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Podcast. Why Art History?! – Wendy Shaw and Juan de Lara

Wendy Shaw reflects on the importance of Art History as a tool to engage with the on-going narratives we generate about our diverse world.

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Podcast. Art, Revolution & People’s Voice – Bahia Shehab and Seif El Rashidi

Discover the work of Bahia Shehab, who helps develop a new generation of creative minds through arts education.

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