Discover Islamic Art Database (اكتشف الفن الإسلامي)

The Discover Islamic Art Database contains information on objects and monuments of different periods and styles from Islamic countries in the Mediterranean region. The collection is accessible through the database and through 'virtual exhibitions', which present the objects and sites in the database by themes.

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Additional Info

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Source http://islamicart.museumwnf.org/database.php
Maintainer Museum Ohne Grenzen, e.V. c/o Halpern & Prinz Wasagasse 4 A – 1090 Vienna, Austria
Last Updated September 27, 2020, 08:48 (BST)
Created March 31, 2020, 09:53 (BST)
Project URL http://islamicart.museumwnf.org/
Project principal and co-investigators

Eva Schubert

Mohammad Al-Asad (Monuments)

Barry Wood (Objects)

Project team

Egypt

Secretary General, Supreme Council of Antiquities, Ministry of Culture (Zahi Hawas)

Germany

Director, Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum (Claus-Peter Haase)

Italy

Director, National Museum of Oriental Art "G. Tucci", Rome (June 2004 – January 2005 Donatella Mazzeo; February 2005 – August 2006 Paola Torre; since September Silvana Balbi de Caro)

Jordan

President, Friends of Archaeology (Mohammad Najjar)

Morocco

Director General, Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Tourism (Fawwaz Al-Khraysheh) Director of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture (June 2004 – March 2007 Abdeljalil Elhajraoui; since April 2007 Abdellah Saleh)

Palestinian Authority

Director General of Development and Planning, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (Walid Sherif)

Portugal

Director, Archaeological Area and Museum of Mertola (ClaudioTorres)

Spain

Director, National Archaeological Museum (Rubí Sanz Gamo)

Sweden

Director, Museum for Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Sanne Houby-Nielsen)

Syria

Deputy Minister of Culture (Abdal-Razzaq Moaz)

Tunisia

Director of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture (Beji Benmami)

Turkey

Vice Rector, EGE University (Fikret Ikiz, represented by Inci Kuyulu Ersoy)

United Kingdom

Director, Visiting Arts (Terry Sandell until August 2005); since September 2005 the United Kingdom is represented by the four participating museums: the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Museums Scotland, Glasgow Museums)

Local Coordinators

Algeria

Boussad Ouadi, Algiers

Egypt

Enaam Selim, Cairo

Italy

Irene Salerno, Rome

Jordan

Ghada Al-Yousef, Friends of Archaeology, Amman

Morocco

Naima Elkhatib-Boujibar, Casablanca

Palestinian Authority

Sa'd Nimr, Ramallah

Portugaly

Santiago Macías, Mértola Cristina Correia (awareness, fundraising, marketing)

Spain

Miguel García, Madrid

Syria

Zena Takieddine, Damascus (editorial coordinator)

Tunisia

Saloua Zangar, Tunis

Turkey

Mehmet Kahyaoglu (until August 2005); since September 2005 Inci Kuyulu Ersoy, Izmir

Academic and Curatorial Advisory Board (also authors of forms for the Database)

Algeria

Lakhdar Drias, Ministry of Culture, Algiers Houria Chérid, National Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Arts, Algiers Ali Lafer (monuments), Algiers

Egypt

Mohammad Abbas Selim, Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo Tarek Torky (monuments), Cairo

Germany

Jens Kröger, Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Italy

Paola Torre, National Museum of Oriental Art “G. Tucci”), Rome Pier Paolo Racioppi (monuments), Rome

Jordan

Aida Nagawi Dodo, Jordan Archaeological Museum, Amman Ghazi Bisheh (monuments), Amman

Morocco

Naima Elkhatib Boujibar, Casablanca Kamal Lakdar (monuments), Rabat Mohamed Mezzine (monuments), Fez

Palestinian Authority

Khader Salameh, Islamic Museum and Al-Aqsa Library, Al-Haram Al-Sharif, Jerusalem Nazmi Al-Jubeh, Jerusalem Yousef Natsheh (monuments), Jerusalem

Portugal

Claudio Torres, Santiago Macías, Archaeological Area and Museum of Mertola

Spain

Ángela Franco Mata, National Archaeological Museum, Madrid

Sweden

Friederike Voigt, Berlin - Stockholm

Syria

Mona Al-Muadin, National Museum, Damascus Abdal-Razzaq Moaz (monuments), Damascus

Tunisia

Mourad Rammah, Museum of Islamic Art Raqqada, Kairouan Beji Benmami (monuments), Tunis Jamila Binous (monuments), Tunis

Turkey

Sule Aksoy, Gönül Tekeli, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul Inci Kuyulu Ersoy (monuments), EGE University, Izmir Inci Türkoglu (monuments), Istanbul

United Kingdom

Sheila Canby, the British Museum, London Barry Wood, Victoria and Albert Museum, London Ulrike Al-Khamis, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh Noorah Al-Gailani, Glasgow Museums, Glasgow

Assistant Curators (also authors of forms for the Database)

Algeria

Ali Benbella, Leila Merabet, National Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Arts, Algiers

Egypt

Elsayed Hamad, Salah Sayaour, Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo

Jordan

Manal Basyouni, Museum of Aqaba; Samarah Woroud, Museum of Al Ramtha

Palestinian Authority

Attiey Khatteb, Ramallah

Portugal

Maria da Conceição Amaral, Archaeological Museum Silves

Spain

Carmen Alonso, Margarita Sánchez, National Archaeological Museum, Madrid

Syria

Verena Daiber, Damascus

Tunisia

Taha Khechine, Museum of Islamic Art Raqqada, Kairouan

Turkey

Sevinç Gök Gürhan, EGE University, Izmir

United Kingdom

Emily Shovelton, the British Museum, London

Further authors or co-authors of forms for the Database

Algeria

Djamel Souidi, Algiers

Germany

Annette Hagedorn, Berlin

Italy

Rita Bernini, Rome; Maria Reginella, Maria Ilaria Randazzo, Palermo; Paolo Barresi, Trapani

Jordan

Mohammad Najjar, Amman

Portugal

Ana B. Alcoforado, Rodrigo Banha da Silva, António Borges Coelho, Fernando Branco Correia, Manuel J. C. Branco, Joaquim Caetano, Pedro Dias, Isabel C. Ferreira Fernandes, Cristina Garcia, Susana Gómez Martínez, Artur Goulart de Melo Borges, José Luís de Matos, António Pacheco, Paula Pelúcia Aparício, Lígia Rafael, Manuel Luís Real, Maria Q. Ribeiro, different cities

Syria

Samer Abdel-Ghafour, Wa'al Al-Hafian, Dina Bakkour, Haytam Hassan, Balász Mayor, Benjamin Michaudel, Zena Takkedine, different cities

Turkey

Sevgi Kutluay, Alev Özay, Seracettin Sahin, Cihat Soyhan, Museum of Turkish Islamic Art, Istanbul; Sedat Bayrakal, Sakir Çakmak, Semra Dasçi, Ertan Das Yekta Demiralp, Inci Kuyulu Ersoy, Sebnem Tamcan, Harun Ürer, EGE University Izmir; Mehmet Kahyaoglu, Izmir

Academic Advising and Revision Database

Mohammad Al-Asad, Amman

Curators and authors of Virtual Exhibitions

See Exhibition credits

Artistic Introduction

Mohammad Al-Asad, Amman (architecture) Barry Wood, Istanbul (minor arts)

Historical Cross Referencing

Algeria

Farida Benouis, Algiers

Croatia

Mirjana Repanic-Braun, Zagreb

Czech Republic

Zora Wörgötter, Brno

Egypt

Enaam Selim, Cairo

France

Emile Temime, Marseille

Germany

Annette Hagedorn, Berlin

Hungary

Terezia Bardi, Budapest

Italy

Saverio Capozzi, Irene Salerno, Rome

Jordan

Mohammad Najjar, Amman

Morocco

Ahmed Ettahiri, Rabat

Palestinian Authority

Nazmi Al-Jubeh, Jerusalem

Portugal

Fernando António Baptista Pereira, Lisbon Santiago Macias, Mértola

Spain

Jesús Martínez, Madrid

Sweden

Sofia Häggman, Stockholm

Syria

Zena Takieddine, Damascus

Tunisia

Saloua Zangar, Tunis

Turkey

Mehmet Kahyaoglu, Brussels; Inci Kuyulu Ersoy, Izmir

United Kingdom

Sheila Canby, London; Ulrilke Al-Khamis, Edinburgh; Louise Reip, London

Website

Webdesign and development

Tentwelve, Brussels Benoît Henken Xavier Massaut Olivier Wauters

Database design, implementation and programming

Pascal Havelange, Brussels

Design of editorial framework and editorial co-ordinator Database

Inci Türkoglu, Istanbul/Brussels

Design of editorial framework and editorial co-ordinator Virtual Exhibitions

Mehmet Kahyaoglu, Brussels

Upload Database and Virtual Exhibitions Arabic

CSBE, Amman

Learn with MWNF

Idea and Project development

Ángela García Blanco, María Jesús Rubio (National Archaeological Museum), Madrid

Texts Production

Ángela García Blanco, María Jesús Rubio Artesanos Digitales, Madrid Pablo Palazuelos (Project director) Esther Polo (Project manager) Andrés Montes (Art director)

Coordination

Juan Carlos de Bona, Iván Velasco (Webmasters) Sandra Stuyck, Madrid

Editors

Editors and copy-editing Arabic

Ahmed Ettahiri, Rabat (Database, Virtual Exhibitions) Bashar Ibrahem, Damascus (Virtual Exhibitions) Majd Musa, CSBE, Amman (Database) Abbas Abbas, Damascus (Database, assistant copy-editor)

Editors and copy-editing English

Mandi Gomez, London (Database, Virtual Exhibitions) Monica Allen, London (Database)

Editor and copy-editing French

Margot Cortez, Brussels (Database, Virtual Exhibitions)

Editor and copy-editing German

Martin Hager, Berlin (Virtual Exhibitions)

Editor and copy-editing Italian

Pier Paolo Racioppi, Rome (Virtual Exhibitions)

Editors and copy-editing Portuguese

Santiago Macias, Maria Paula Garcia Viana (Virtual Exhibitions)

Editors and copy-editing Spanish

Miguel García, Rosalía Aller, Madrid (Database, Virtual Exhibitions) Lucía Rodríguez Corral (Database)

Editor and copy-editing Turkish

Inci Türkoglu, Istanbul

Coordination translation into Arabic

Verena Daiber, Damascus

Translators Database

Into Arabic

from the English Abbas Abbas, Nayef Al-Yasin, Hazar Emmran from the French Ghada Al-Houssien, Hanan Kassab-Hassan, Rim Khattab from the Italian Manaf Al-Damad from the German Hani Saleh from the Italian Manaf al-Damad

Coordination translation into Arabic

Verena Daiber, Damascus

Into English

from the Arabic Hilary Kalmbach, Amal Sachedina from the German Maria Vlotides from the French Maria Albertina Torres Broseta, Maria Vlotides, David Ash from the Italian Laurence Nunny from the Portuguese Gilla Evans from the Spanish Laurence Nunny from the Turkish Barry Wood, Inci Türkoglu

Into French

from the English Jacques Bosser from the German Arlette Camion from the Italian Marguerite Pozzoli from the Portuguese Inés Oseki-Dépré from the Spanish Benito Pelegrín

Into Spanish

from the English Lucía Arias Fernández, Yaiza Martínez, Lucía Rodríguez Corral from the French Aurora Caballero García, Sakina Missoum, Laura Tortosa Rey-Stolle from the Italian Carmen Mata Pastor from the Portuguese Elisa Yagüe García

Translators Virtual Exhibitions

Into Arabic

from the English Fadel Jetker, Hanan Kassab-Hassan from the French Ghada Al-Houssien from the Italian Manaf Al-Damad

Into English

from the Italian and Spanish Laurence Nunny

Into French

from the English Jacques Bosser from the Italian Marguerite Pozzlii from the Spanish Margot Cortez

Into German

from the English Herwig Engelmann from the English Martin Hager from the Italian Ulrich Müller-Schöll from the Spanish Aimée Torre Brons

Into Italian

from the English and Spanish Saverio Capozzi

Into Portuguese

from the English and Spanish Santiago Macias

Into Spanish

from the English Yaiza Martínez, Lucía Rodríguez Corral from the Italian Miguel García

Into Turkish

from the English and French Alper Taspinars

Translators Artistic introduction

All from the English

into Arabic Majd Musa into French La Compagnie des Mots into Spanish Lucía Rodríguez Corral

Translators Historical Cross Referencing

From the French

into Arabic Ahmed Ettahiri

From the English

into French Odile Chalvet

Photographers

see Database

Plans of monuments and sites

Design and harmonisation

Sergio Viguera, Madrid Aygül Uçar, Izmir (plans Turkish monuments)

Coordination

Sakina Missoum, Madrid

Visual communication and design

Christian Eckart, Vienna

Press officers

UK and English-speaking press

Sue Bond, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

France and French-speaking press

Isabelle Meglinky, Paris

Germany and German-speaking press

Annette Schäfer, Berlin

Technical Advisory Board

Aicha Benabed, Tunis Cristina Correia, Lisbon Amr Hamdy, Cairo Javier Muñiz, Madrid Mohammad Najjar, Amman

Discover Islamic Art coordination team Brussels

Head of project

Eva Schubert

Assistant to the head of project

Mehmet Kahyaoglu

Office Manager

Isabel De Jesus Fonseca

Accountant

Lara Servais, Angel Fernández García, DTC

Administrative advisor

Christian Gérard, MTP

Legal advisors

Maarten Goiris

Contributions and collaborations since 2008

Coordination of the editorial frame

Maria Francesca Carvelli, Rome

Collaborators (different editorial tasks)

Nitsa Samur, Istanbul Miho Sato, Tokyo

Project start date 2004-01-01
Project end date 2009-12-31
Project status Completed
Project funder

European Union

Euromed Heritage

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación

Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

Fondation ONA

Citation information

Museum With No Frontiers (MWNF), (2004-2020), Discover Islamic Art Database, http://islamicart.museumwnf.org/ (Last accessed 31/03/2020).

Time Periods Islamic Early Umayyad, Islamic Unspecified, Islamic Late Mamluk, Islamic Middle Ayyubid, Islamic Early Abbasid, Islamic Middle Fatimid, Islamic Middle Crusader
Data type Images Photograph