Islamic Art Museums around the World

By Nellie Abel


Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, UAE – The Sharjah Museum holds thousands of rare and especially significant Islamic artefacts and artworks. From manuscripts and textiles to traditional weapons from the 13th century, visitors can see the history of Islamic civilisation through time


Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur – The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is home to over 10,000 artefacts, comprised of Islamic art books, activities for children, seminars, lecturers and similarly, one of the world’s largest scale models of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.


The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha – Established in 2008, the museum is not only influenced by historic Islamic architecture but uniquely contemporary design such as geometric patterns. This 45,000m2 museum is the first of its kind to hold over 14 centuries of Islamic architecture and art in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. Decorated with Islamic art and gleaming chandeliers hung, the museum took inspiration from elements seen in the Ibn Tulun Mosque with its abstract interior.



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