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The making of the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic world

Author: British Museum,
Publisher: [London] : British Museum, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This highly illustrated publication details the concepts, construction and design of the new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World at the British Museum. It outlines not only the history of the extremely rich and varied collection of Islamic material culture at the British Museum, but also the challenges of building and designing a new gallery for the 21st century within a historic building. This book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: British Museum,
ISBN: 9780714111919 0714111910
OCLC Number: 1042405206
Notes: "Published with the generous support of the Albukhary Foundation Gallery to mark the opening of the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic world at the British Museum in October 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 29 cm
Responsibility: text by British Museum staff.

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This highly illustrated publication details the concepts, construction and design of the new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World at the British Museum. It outlines not only the history of the extremely rich and varied collection of Islamic material culture at the British Museum, but also the challenges of building and designing a new gallery for the 21st century within a historic building. This book highlights not only the work done by British Museum staff, but also details the partnerships with the architects Stanton Williams, the Prince's School of Traditional Arts and the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. The result is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated insight into a remarkable new gallery and the British Museum's unparalleled collection of Islamic material culture.

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