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Tim Stanley is a Senior Curator in the Middle East Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, with interests specifically in the Turkish world, Qurans and unillustrated manuscripts, lacquer, arms and armour, furniture and woodwork.
Two weighty tomes on Iznik ceramics were published this year. Tim Stanley reviews the magnificent new catalogue of the Ömer Koç Iznik Collection, surely the most beautiful book ever published on the subject, and a handsomely illustrated new study of the tiles of Damascus
The V&A’s Tim Stanley eyes up the Louvre’s astonishing new Islamic offering
For three years, the main Islamic Middle East gallery at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum was closed. It reopened in 2006 to spectacular effect. Here we present key aspects of a stunning permanent collection that can now be seen, literally, in a new light. Commentary by its curator, Tim Stanley. Gallery photographs by Fritz von der Schulenburg
Tim Stanley on Nurhan Atasoy’s new tour de force on Ottoman art and artefacts in Europe
The Sakip Sabanci Collection of Calligraphy. Tim Stanley reports on a spectacular exhibition of Arabic calligraphy, a Turkish art form generally less accessible to outsiders.
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