Videos on New York Metropolitan Museum re-opening after eignt years of new setting the collection of Islamic art

It was eight years in the making. Now, New York’s Metropolitan Museum is re-opening its enormous collection of Islamic art in a grand new setting. The objects span nearly thirteen centuries and many cultures – and include items ranging from paintings to architectural works to medieval Korans VOA Video   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-WrIsqQ4XU&feature=player_embedded   ***** Curators and…

New York Exhibits Pre Modern Indian Paintings – Silicon India com News

Fremont: Beginning from 28 September, ‘The Metropolitan Museum of Art is presenting “Wonder of the Age”:Master Painters of India,’ 1100-1900, a major loan exhibition devoted to the connoisseurship of Indian painting. Some of the greatest painting of the last 500 years came out of India. This exhibiton highlights the anonymity in Indian art.   Metlife…

IIS book: A Companion to Muslim Ethics – Dr Amyn B Sajoo

I. B. Tauris Publishers in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London 2010  ISBN (Hardback): 9781848855953 ISBN (Softback): Synopsis Contents Bibliography Synopsis Publication page on Google Books How is one to judge right from wrong— and what does this mean in the practical life of the individual and the community to which she/he belongs?…

Buried for years, new stars add glitter to tomb – The Times of India

NEW DELHI: History never dies, it keeps unravelling new stories and ideas. One such example of its dynamic nature is the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb. Buried underneath the layers of cement and paint for decades, intricate hexagonal and star-shaped ornamental patterns have emerged in the alcoves of this world heritage site. “Evidence and documents revealed…

BBC News – Museum explores ‘hidden history’ of Muslim science

more about “BBC News – Museum explores ‘hidden hi…“, posted with vodpod An exhibition that has just opened at the Science Museum is celebrating 1,000 years of science from the Muslim world. A look around the Science Museum exhibition, ‘1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World’. From about 700 to 1700, many of…