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Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR): Monuments of Syria

ArchNet: Islamic Architecture Community


Ashmolean: Islamic Ceramics Trail

Encyclopaedia Iranica: “Art in Iran

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: Visual Poetry

Gardner, Robert (producer and director) (2012): Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

Harvard University: Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran

Journal of Art Historiography 6 (2012): “What do we mean when we say ‘Islamic art’? A plea for a critical rewriting of the history of the arts of Islam

Louvre Museum: “Iznik and Ottoman Ceramics,” Three Empires of Islam

Manar al-Athar, University of Oxford: Open-access photo archive

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Glossary terms

Museum with No Frontiers

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art:

University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology: The Spirit of Islam: Experiencing Islam through Calligraphy

Victoria and Albert Museum:

Walters Art Museum, Poetry and Prayers: Islamic Manuscripts

Other Collections of Islamic Art expand icon

Ann Arbor: Islamic Manuscripts Collection, University of Michigan

Athens: Benaki Museum

Baltimore: Art of the Islamic World, The Walters Art Museum

Beirut: Robert Mouawad Private Museum

Berlin: Museum of Islamic Art

Boston: Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts

Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art

Copenhagen: The David Collection

Detroit: The Arts of Asia and the Islamic World, Detroit Institute of Arts

Doha: Museum of Islamic Art

Dublin: The Islamic Collections, The Chester Beatty Library

Hawelli, Kuwait: Tareq Rajab Museum

Jerusalem: L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art

Kuala Lumpur: The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

London: The Islamic Middle East, British Museum

London: Islamic Collection, The Khalili Collections

London: Islamic Middle East Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum

Los Angeles: Islamic Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Moscow: The Armoury, Kremlin Museums

New Haven: Near East Collection, Yale University Library

New York: Arts of the Islamic World, Brooklyn Museum of Art

New York: Islamic Art Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Oxford: Islamic Middle East Gallery, Ashmolean

Oxford: Fitzwilliam Museum

Paris: Arts of Islam, Louvre

Princeton, NJ: Princeton Digital Library of Islamic Manuscripts

St. Petersburg: Oriental Art, State Hermitage Museum

St. Petersburg: Oriental Manuscripts, National Library of Russia

Toronto: The Aga Khan Museum

Washington, D.C.: Arts of the Islamic World, The Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution

Washington, D.C.: Collections, Textile Museum

*Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair, “A Global Guide to Islamic Art” Saudi Aramco World (January/February 2009): 32–43

Recommended Reading expand icon

Maryam D. Ekhtiar, Priscilla P. Soucek, Sheila R. Canby, and Navina Najat Haidar, eds. Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011).

Linda Komaroff, ed, Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2011).

Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair, eds. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

Sheila Canby, Shah ‘Abbas: the Remaking of Iran (London: British Museum Press, 2009).

Stefano Carboni and Linda Komaroff, eds., The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256–1353 (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art2002).

Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Marilyn Jenkins-Madina, Islamic Art and Architecture 650–1250 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).

Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair, Islamic Arts (London: Phaidon Press Ltd, 1997).

Robert Hillenbrand, Islamic Art and Architecture (London and New York: Thames and Hudson, Ltd. 1999).

Jennifer Scarce, Domestic Culture in the Middle East (Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland, 1996).

Venetia Porter, Islamic Tiles (New York: Interlink Books, 1995).

James W. Allan, Islamic Ceramics (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum Oxford, 1991).

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