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Nour Festival 2014 launched
Oct21

Nour Festival 2014 launched

The annual Nour Festival in London’s cosmopolitan Chelsea and Kensington neighbourhoods launches its fifth cycle this week with an expanded cultural programme focused on contemporary Middle Easter and North Africa (MENA) and its varied British and European connections. Spread across numerous venues in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, home to citizens and residents of great cultural diversity, the six-week festival...

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The Jameel Prize 2009

Jameel Prize curator Tim Stanley, Senior Curator in the V&A’s Asian Department, offers the background to the Jameel Prize after its launch in 2009. By TIM STANLEY On 7 July 2009 the first Jameel Prize was awarded to the artist Afruz Amighi, who was born in Iran in 1974 but who has lived in New York since she was three. Amighi’s winning work, 1001 Pages, is a beautiful shadow piece, made by cutting a complex design into a...

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Catching up on Islamic art

Art museums are scrambling to attract more audiences for Islamic art, both historical materials and contemporary art from the wide expanse of the Middle East and North Africa region, Central Asia and the Caucasus, writes SAJID RIZVI. The aim ostensibly is to build up visitor numbers and public understanding of Islamic cultures and civilisations. Can this increased interest in Islamic art and culture substitute for a greater commitment...

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Beyond the Palace Walls: Islamic Art from The State Hermitage Museum

Following its highly successful collaboration with The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to stage Nicholas and Alexandra: The Last Tsar and Tsarina, the National Museums of Scotland (NMS) continues the successful relationship into 2006 with a major exhibition on Islamic art. Beyond the Palace Walls, Islamic Art from The State Hermitage Museum showcases the cream of Islamic art from one of the largest and most renowned...

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