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GUEST POST: My Qur’an pendant from Syria

Victor Borges is a Senior Sculpture Conservator at the V&A. One day when I was delivering an object to Victor in Sculpture Conservation I noticed he was wearing a chain full of small and curious pendants. Looking at it closer, I suddenly noticed a beautiful small gold pendant in the shape of a Qur’an with Arabic inscriptions. […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 151

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 151 Sunday Service – this time charity based.  There are 20 charity shops on The Tower.  They will be auctioned separately and the proceeds of these will go to the individual charities. Today’s charity is Islamic Relief on Hoe Street in Walthamstow. Islamic Relief is an independent humanitarian […]

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Guest Post: A Warrior’s Magic Shirt

Behnaz Atighi Moghaddam is an assistant curator in the Middle Eastern section at the V&A. Since she joined the Museum two years ago, she has carried out research on talismanic shirts and other objects of that type. Thanks to this expertise she was temporarily drafted onto the Fabric of India team when conservation work began […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 109

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 109 Return of the Sunday service and a nod to the religions of London.  Plaistow, East London today and one of 59 book shops in London.  Green St, E13. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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And the winner of Jameel Prize 3 is…

We are pleased to reveal that Dice Kayek has won the £25,000 Jameel Prize 3 for Istanbul Contrast, a collection of garments that evoke Istanbul’s architectural and artistic heritage. Martin Roth, Director of the V&A and Fady Jameel, President of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI) presented Ece and Ayşe Ege with the prize at […]

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