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23.06.2018 12:13 News >> Uk: British Museum To Open New Islamic Culture Gallery

Uk: British Museum To Open New Islamic Culture Gallery

Uk: British Museum To Open New Islamic Culture Gallery

Gallery to display many items from Turkish culture, including Karagoz shadow puppets.

Some of the most eye-dazzling treasures from the Ottoman era will open for visitors at the world-famous British Museum in October.

In a major re-display, The Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World will exhibit "world-class Islamic collection", which will include very fine Turkish arts from the Ottoman era as well as from a vast Islamic geography.

"The new gallery will be a comprehensive presentation of the Islamic world through art and material culture," the British Museum said in a press release to promote the new display.

It "will underscore global connections across a vast region of the world from West Africa to Southeast Asia and reflect links between the ancient and medieval as well as the modern worlds."

The new gallery will have two rooms, which "tells the story of the cultures of the Islamic World from a region that stretches from West Africa to Southeast Asia from the 7th century to the present day," Venetia Porter, British Museum curator told Anadolu Agency.

The creation of the Albukhary Foundation Gallery will provide an extraordinary opportunity to display daily life stuff such as modern games and musical instruments.

The collection includes archaeology, decorative arts, shadow puppets, book arts, textiles and contemporary art.

"We know how important the tradition of Karagoz (the general name of Turkish shadow puppet tradition) is in Turkey now but it has a very long tradition as well," Porter said.

Porter underlined that the museum was "fortunate to include shadow puppets made by Metin Ozlen," one of the most prominent Karagoz puppeteers in Turkey.

Underlining that many other examples of the Ottoman culture will be represented in the new gallery, Porter said an important Ottoman mosque lamp made in Iznik and a beautiful Ottoman banner from the period of Selim III (1761-1808) are among the objects that will be put on display.

The gallery will also have other objects from the rich Ottoman culture, including a pair of pearl-decorated wooden bath clogs, many examples of Iznik ceramic pottery and garments related to the Sultan Selim III.

"Islam has played a significant role in great civilizations as a faith, political system and culture," the British Museum said in a press release, adding that it "will feature objects that give an overview of cultural exchange in an area stretching from Nigeria to Indonesia and from the 7th century to the present day."

The new collection will also include stunning 14th century illustrated pages from one of the most celebrated oral traditions -- the Persian epic Shahnama (Book of Kings) -- which will be shown alongside monumental folios of the 16th-century Indian Mughal emperor Akbar's Hamzanama (Adventures of Hamza).

The Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World will open its doors to the public on Oct. 18, 2018, the museum said.

The Albukhary Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Malaysia with an international presence. For the past forty years, it has been promoting goodwill through education and cultural heritage. -



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