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Download, color and discover the objects and cultural resources available at the museum. Tag Shangri La (#hi_shangrila) if you post a picture of your artwork on social media so we can share your work with others!

Elephant Coloring Page

Mosaic Tile Panel Coloring Page

Rose and Nightingale Coloring Page

Rabbit Eight-Pointed Star Coloring Page

Islamic Art Geometric Pinwheel Activity

Islamic Art Mural Activity

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Working Papers 2012-2016

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art is an online academic series devoted to sharing original scholarly research on the collections of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art by select participants in the museum's residency program. Papers have not undergone formal review and may be downloaded for personal use only. Copyright is held by the author. Comments, questions, and requests for permission to cite should be directed to each author. The series is currently not soliciting additional contributions. For questions about the DDFIA collection, please email shangrilahawaii[at]ddcf.org.

Aditi Chandra, "Shangri La's Mughal Garden: Women, Landscape, and the Colonial Imaginary" Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.10 (June 2016): 1-22.

Ashley Miller, "Negotiating “Tradition": Doris Duke's Shangri La and the Transnational Revival of Moroccan Craft and Design" Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.9 (April 2016): 1-32.

Anke Scharrahs, "Two Layers of Authenticity: The Damascus Room at Shangri La." Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.8 (November 2014): 1-25.

Sugata Ray, "Shangri La: The Archive-Museum and the Spatial Topologies of Islamic Art History." Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.7 (August 2014): 1-17.

Yumiko Kamada, "Doris's Choice: Indian Carpets and Textiles at Shangri La." Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.6 (March 2014): 1-28.

Ulrich Marzolph, "From Mecca to Mashhad: The Narrative of an Illustrated Shiite Pilgrimage Scroll from the Qajar Period." Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.5 (July 2013): 1-33.

Amanda Phillips, "Ottoman Silk Furnishing Fabrics in the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art: Fashion and Production, 1600-1750." Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.4 (December 2012): 1-31.

Thalia Kennedy, "Doris Duke & Gandhi: Revitalizing Craft Tradition and the Mughal Suite at Shangri La." Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.3 (July 2012): 1-32.

Marcus Milwright, "Doris Duke and the Crafts of Islamic Syria." Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.2 (July 2012): 1-20.

Wheeler Thackston, "Shangri La Highlights in Translation." Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.1 (February 2012): 1-22.

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