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Tile from a frieze, from the  Shah-i-Zinda tomb complex at Samarqand, Uzbekistan, 14th century. Museum no. 1286-1893

Islamic Middle East Galleries

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Thea Porter (Hardback)

Thea Porter (Hardback)

'Thea's are the only clothes I never throw away.' - Joan Collins Thea Porter (1927 - 2000) came to epitomize bohemian chic in 1970s London, developin…

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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Event - Traditions of the Damascus Room

Wed 16 September 2015 15:30–16:30

Middle East cultural expert Diana Darke bought and restored an Ottoman courtyard house in Old Damascus in 2005, an experience which led her back into the academic world to complete an MA in Islamic art and architecture.

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