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The Seventh Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference on Imaging at the Intersections of Arts, Science and Culture was held in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, a country where equestrian nomadism remains a powerful cultural signifier. This hybrid online and in-person event offered exciting opportunity for international participants to connect with Kyrgyz and other Central Asian creatives […]
Take a trip to the Aga Khan Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘Image? The Power of the Visual’ in our brand new podcast, as Ulrike Al-Khamis explores the lasting alliance between images and people.
Heba shares her great adventures as an art historian, including various projects she is involved in and the impacts of history upon communities.
Ruba Kana'an, a historian of Islamic art in the Department of Visual Studies at UofT Mississauga, talks about art and architecture.
[March 4, 2022] “Painting as Process, Painting as Surface: The Shifting Status of the Image in Medieval Islam”Feb 21st 2022 Posted in: Event-Past
The Department of Art History Guest Lecture Series is pleased to present: "Painting as Process, Painting as Surface: The Shifting Status of the Image in Medieval Islam"
As societies are polarized by words and images, what is the role of art in bridging the divides - and offering the prospect of a fuller citizenship?
Join the Aga Khan Museum on February 24 and 25 for an online symposium celebrating the exhibition Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads.
Sanniah Jabeen, Senior Fellow of IAMCC, and a current PhD candidate at the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto discusses printed cotton textiles.
Virtual panel discussion on the new and complex ways in which museums and galleries of Islamic art use objects today to communicate broader ideas and narratives in various global contexts.
Through select objects in the Aga Khan Museum’s Collection, Director and CEO and co-chair of IAMCC, Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis takes viewers on a journey through the Museum, exploring the many practical and spiritual dimensions of light.
This is a cross-post from Institute of Islamic Studies ***Please note that only students enrolled at UofT are eligible to apply for the positions listed below. Please see the specific eligibility requirements for each position.*** A PDF version of this Call for Applications can be found here. Islamic Art and Material Cultures Collaborative (IAMCC)Senior Fellow The Institute […]
IAMCC Senior Fellows Showcase: Metalworks, Medieval Mosul, Minecraft, and Museums As part of its mandate to foster innovative and interdisciplinary research on Islamic art and material culture, the IAMCC’s Fellowship Program provides collaborative learning opportunities for student researcher under the guidance of Toronto’s world-class cultural and academic institutions. In this session, the two 2020-2021 Senior […]
Sara Ouhaddou discusses working w/ female weavers in the Atlas Mountains, potters in Marrakesh, and young female embroiderers in Tetouan. In this conversation, Dr Mariam Rosser-Owen of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, will speak with the French-Moroccan artist, Sara Ouhaddou, about her past projects working with female weavers in the Atlas Mountains, with potters […]
From Craft to Art: Egyptian Appliqué-work in Light of Local & Global Change feat. Seif El Rashidi, March 27Mar 15th 2021 Posted in: Event-Past
In this conversation, Seif El Rashidi will discuss the over one thousand-year-old tradition of textile appliqué work (khayamiyya) in Egypt. This conversation explores the over one thousand-year-old tradition of textile appliqué work (khayamiyya) in Egypt, which continues to thrive in the ‘Street of the Tentmakers’ in the heart of historic Cairo’s bustling center. Seif El […]
This conversation will focus on the ways in which museums have contributed to the development and promotion of the craft heritage sector through exhibitions, publications, and commissions, with a focus on projects undertaken by the Doris Duke Foundation and Turquoise Mountain.
Two Sides of the Same Coin: Difference Between Islamic Art and Craft? feat. Marcus Milwright, Jan 30Jan 15th 2021 Posted in: Event-Past
Professor Marcus Milwright discusses the distinctions made between Islamic art and craft. This conversation will focus on the ways in which the crafts of the Islamic world have been represented in scholarship and in contemporary art and museum practice. A particular issue in this respect is the imposition of a dichotomy, derived from Western European […]
Embroidery from Palestine: Disciplining the Past to Craft the Future feat. OmarJoseph Nasser-Khoury, Nov 21Nov 15th 2020 Posted in: Event-Past
OmarJoseph Nasser-Khoury discusses the techniques of embroidery and rural textile traditions from Palestine In this conversation Omar will talk about his experiences working to document and understand certain techniques of embroidery and rural textile traditions from Palestine. He will focus on the techniques themselves, the people he has worked with, and some of the ideas […]
Omniya Abdel Barr discusses the “Rescuing the Mamluk Minbars Project of Cairo” and its impact on contemporary Egyptian craft and design.