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Research

The DDFIA supports scholarly research on Islamic art through its annual competitive and thematic residency program, its online academic series devoted to research on the collection, and by hosting international symposia focused on specific themes. Research on the DDFIA collection and Shangri La is further supported by the Shangri La Historical Archives, a rich archive preserved on site.

Working Papers

Working Papers

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art is an online academic series devoted to research on the collections of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

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Symposia

Symposia

DDFIA hosts symposia at Shangri La devoted to themes and questions of central importance to advancing the study of Islamic art.

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Model of Damascene Home

Model of Damascene Home

This 3D model digitally reconstructs a courtyard and reception room of an elaborately decorated private house in 18th–19th C. Damascus, showcasing the architectural elements on view at Shangri La.

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Publications and Resources

Publications and Resources

Explore publications and website resources specific to the collections of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

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Archives

Archives

The archives support scholarly research about Islamic art; the continued stewardship of the site and its collections; and programs that aim to promote the study and understanding of Islamic arts and cultures.

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