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A Journey through Islamic Art

Hariz Ahmad Kamal, Curator, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM)

26-Jan-24 14:00

A Journey through Islamic Art

For the first time in its 25-year history, the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) has launched two exhibitions simultaneously - “A Journey through Islamic Art” and “Alif Lam Ra: Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy.” In "A Journey," the astonishing breadth of art from the Islamic world is explored, covering more than a thousand years of cultures that stretch from East Asia to West Africa. The art of calligraphy has long been central to Islamic art, and "Alif Lam Ra" presents some of the best contemporary works of calligraphy in the IAMM collection, inviting visitors to witness the evolution of calligraphy as the supreme medium of expression within Islam. Featuring objects from IAMM’s own collection, both exhibitions highlight the museum’s role as a custodian, preserver and knowledge provider of Islamic art, and we speak to Hariz Ahmad Kamal, a curator with the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, to find out more.

Image Credit: IAMM

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  visual artsHistory/Heritageculture

Tags:  Muslim Calligraphythe bigger picturefront rowislamic artislamic arts museum malaysiaarabic calligraphyvisual arts

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