IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1618: Islamic Art across the Mediterranean - Conservation, Interpretation, Presentation, V: Islamic Art and its Presentation

Thursday 15 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for the Medieval Mediterranean
Organiser:Gerald Crowson, Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, Norwich
Moderator/Chair:Ian Richard Netton, Department of Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1618-aThe Orient Displayed: The Presentation of Islam in British Museums
(Language: English)
Ian Heath, School of Arts, Histories, & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index terms: Art History - General, Islamic & Arabic Studies
Paper 1618-bPresenting Islamic Art to a Western Audience: The Museums' Challenge
(Language: English)
Daniel Walker, Medieval Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Index terms: Art History - General, Islamic & Arabic Studies
Paper 1618-cRe-Defining the Museum: MWNF and the Exhibition Cycle 'Islamic Art in the Mediterranean'
(Language: English)
Eva Schubert, Museum With No Frontiers, Brussels
Index terms: Art History - General, Islamic & Arabic Studies
Abstract

This session will address the question of how Islamic art can be most effectively presented, both in museums in the West and in its home environment, in those countries in North Africa and the Middle East where this are was born. The work of key Islamic galleries in the West and the innovative project MWNF will be described.