Sakıp Sabancı calligraphy galleries reopened

By Cornucopia | February 7, 2011

Having temporarily been forced to vacate its galleries at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum to make way for the Jameel Prize show, the world-class calligraphy collection held there has now returned to its rightful place. Not only is the original selection on display, but new pieces have been added, including works...
Posted in Islamic Art

Turkish art and culture lecture series in the United States

By Cornucopia | February 7, 2011

Next month, Professor Dr Nurhan Atasoy will be giving  a series of lectures across the United States with the support of the Turkish Cultural Foundation. On 14 March, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, will be treated to a talk entitled "Ottoman Gardens." This talk will  be repeated on...
Posted in Islamic Art, Talks and Lectures

In Memoriam - Edmund de Unger

By Cornucopia | January 31, 2011

It was with great sadness that we received the news of Edmund de Unger's death on Tuesday 25 January, at the age of 92. A passionate collector of Islamic art since his early years, his collection encompassed carpets and textiles, ceramics, metal, rock crystal and miniatures. For many years, the...
Posted in Islamic Art

Academic positions currently open

By Cornucopia | January 28, 2011

As much as we love Arts Diary, sometimes we daydream about what else we might do. These amazing openings into the academic world make us wish we had our PhDs already... 1) The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Islamic Studies in the Subject Area of...
Posted in Islamic Art

‘Vorsicht Glas!” finissage, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin

By Cornucopia | January 24, 2011

Due to overwhelming demand, the exhibition "Vorsicht Glas! - Fragile Art 700-2010" at the Museum für Islamische Kunst has been extended until 13 February 2011. This show, which exhibits sixty-one pieces from the Museum's glass collection alongside eight contemporary items, will end on 10 February with a talk by Turkish...
Posted in Islamic Art, Talks and Lectures

...and some bad news

By admin | January 21, 2011

The organizers of Oya Pancaroglu's talk at SOAS on Tuesday 25 January have regretfully announced that the event has been cancelled.
Posted in Islamic Art, Talks and Lectures

“Architecture on Screen” at the Center for Architecture, New York

By Cornucopia | January 21, 2011

For aficionados of Islamic architecture both old and new, this could be interesting. On 28 January, as part of the "Architecture on Screen" selection of highlights from the 28th Montréal International Festival of Films on Art, the Center for Architecture will be showing documentaries concerning the work of two very...
Posted in Film, Islamic Art

“Colours of the Orient, Arts and Lifestyles in the Ottoman Empire” at the Villa Empain, Brussels

By Cornucopia | January 18, 2011

If you happen to be in Brussels between now and 27 February, make sure to pay a visit to the Villa Empain, an Art Deco mansion which houses the headquarters of the Boghossian Foundation. Dedicated to promoting dialogue between East and West, the Foundation is currently presenting an exhibition concerned...
Posted in Fine Art, Islamic Art

In Memoriam - Oleg Grabar

By Cornucopia | January 10, 2011

Historians of Islamic art across the world were united in grief on hearing of the death of the noted scholar Oleg Grabar on Saturday, 8 January, at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. The author of more than fifty books and countless articles, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced...
Posted in Islamic Art

Islamic and Indian Art sale at Bonhams Knightsbridge

By Cornucopia | January 5, 2011

On 19 January, Bonhams will be holding an auction of Islamic and Indian art, including thirty lots of contemporary Middle Eastern and South Asian art, at their Knightsbridge branch. Covering a wide range of materials and cultures, ranging from eighth century Persia to modern-day India, via Mamluk Egypt, Ottoman Turkey...
Posted in Contemporary Art, Islamic Art
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