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Teachers' resource: Voyage through the Islamic Middle East

This teachers' resource shows how you can use the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at the V&A to explore Islamic art and design with your class.

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Teachers' resource: Exploring plant-based design through the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art

This resource provides an introduction to a very popular and important element of Islamic art: plant-based design motifs.

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Teachers' resource: Exploring calligraphy through the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art

A resource to explore calligraphy through the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art

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Teachers' resource: Maths and Islamic art & design

This resource provides a variety of information and activities that teachers may like to use to explore the Islamic Middle East collections at the V&A. It can be used to support learning in Maths and Art.

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Islamic art reading list

A selection of recommended titles covering a range of general reading about Islamic art.

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Islamic ceramics & glass reading list

Recommended reading on Islamic ceramics and glass

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Islamic art & medieval Europe reading list

A selection of recommended books on the subject of Islamic art & Europe.

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REMAI: the European Network of Museums of Islamic Art

Funded by the EU Culture Programme, REMAI (Red Europea de Museos de Arte Islámica, in Spanish) is a European network of museums specialised in conserving cultural heritage of Islamic origin, particularly that of Islamic Spain.

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Plant motifs in Islamic art

Plant motifs and patterns in Islamic vart

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Palace & Mosque: Islamic Art from the V&A

This exhibition, made possible by the generous donation funding the redevelopment of the V&A's Islamic Middle East Gallery, will introduce Islamic art, and the wider culture that produced it, to new audiences around the world.

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Islamic metalwork reading list

Recommended reading list on Islamic metalwork

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Islamic architecture of the Middle East

This series of short videos was created for visitors to the Islamic Middle East gallery (Room 42) at the V&A. The videos show some of the great historical buildings of the Islamic period. This is the architectural setting for which many of the objects on display in the gallery were made.

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Development of the Islamic Middle East Gallery, 2006

The Jameel Gallery was officially opened on 18 July 2006, by HRH The Prince of Wales. The Jameel family gave the V&A a substantial donation to transform its Islamic Middle East gallery. The Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art was dedicated to the memory of Mr Abdul Latif Jameel.

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Islamic architecture themes

The Collecting Islam talks by Abraham Thomas were part of the Alternating Currents season (June - November 2006). The talks, now archived below, explore Islamic projects featured in the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership’s collections. Drawings and other artefacts have been selected to introduce key themes.

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Museum with No Frontiers: Discover Islamic Art

Museum With No Frontiers: Discover Islamic Art website

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