The Beautiful World of Islamic Art Art The Albukhary Foundation Gallery (Room 42 and 43)
: The British Museum
What do you think of when you hear the word “Islam”? Terrorism? ISIS? How about a history of truly beautiful art.
SummaryExplore the wonders of the Islamic world in the Museum’s newest gallery.
Showcasing the Museum’s diverse and world-class collection of Islamic objects, this beautiful new gallery explores the cultural significance, breadth, and impact of the Islamic world. On display are stunning works of art alongside objects of everyday life, including musical instruments, games, ceramics, and traditional dress.
These objects represent an area stretching from West Africa to Southeast Asia, from the 7th century to the present day. Together they celebrate the peoples of the Islamic world and explore the ideas, technologies, and interactions that shaped their culture.