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Bucks County Museum: Art of Islam Festival
March 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pmFree
Art of Islam Festival
Celebrating the Arts of the Islamic world
Bucks County Museum is proud to announce the Art of Islam Festival at a town near you from 26 March until 24 September!
The County Museum has brought talent and funding together from many sources to mount this superb programme of over 100 events taking place across Bucks. The centre piece exhibition at the County Museum in Aylesbury is the biggest exhibition of Islamic works of art ever held in the County. Treasures on display include carpets, paintings, furniture, metalwork, jewellery and splendid calligraphy from across the Near East, Pakistan and Muslim India.
Exhibits have been borrowed from the British Museum, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery and the Horniman Museum. The Bodleian Library, Oxford, is lending iconic 15th century paintings collected in the 1700s at the Mughal Royal Courts by a Bucks resident.
A key attraction is the private collection of Razwan and Sarya Baig who have assembled the core of the exhibition from a lifetime of collecting from their home in High Wycombe.
The festival is supported by a major grant from the Arts Council England using Lottery funds and other local contributions. Find the brochure for our events programme here.
Book events here
FREE entry to exhibition. For opening hours and festival events visit: www.buckscountymuseum.org