The Brigham Young University (BYU) Museum of Art, in Provo, Utah, has just welcomed on campus the exhibition Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture, assembled and presented by Dr. Sabiha Al-Khemir. Among the 250 items is a single page of the Blue Qur’an, perfectly rendered by Fatimid craftsmen a millennium ago, bearing verses 109 through 114 of Surat al-Baqarah. Andrew Kosorok, an adjunct sculpture professor at BYU, has seen the exhibition and says that seeing images from the Blue Qur’an online is one thing, but seeing it in person is entirely something else. The following is a letter of gratitude from Andrew Kosorok to the makers of the Blue Qur’an. The letter launches our special series, Thank you letter to an Ismaili Historical Figure, to commemorate the third anniversary of this website.
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