Islamic gallery, BM
October, the British Museum opened the new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World, which included a major re-display of the British Museum’s Islamic collection.
The new gallery is a comprehensive presentation of the Islamic world through its art and material culture. Situated within a new suite of rooms at the heart of the Museum, it underscores 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 features objects that give an overview of cultural exchange in an area stretching from Nigeria to Indonesia and from the seventh century to the present day. The collection includes archaeology, decorative arts, arts of the book, shadow puppets, textiles and contemporary art. Here we pick a few of our favourite objects.