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    WHAT'S ON
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Building Our Collection - Ceramics of al-Andalus

An Insight into Museum Art Collecting

30 April - 30 August 2014
The exhibition explores why MIA collects Islamic art, and how the museum’s collecting and exhibition practices shape our understanding of Islamic art through artistic and cultural connections between different regions of the Islamic world. Engaging with objects through exhibitions and programmes offers a chance to learn about their stories: from their creation and historic context, to their travels and biography, and their safeguarding in MIA’s collection. The majority of featured objects have never before been on display.

Focusing on rare and beautiful ceramics from Spain, the objects on display exemplify the blending of Muslim and Christian artistic motifs. Through the display of Andalusi ceramics, we highlight our philosophy of collecting and conserving key objects in the history of Islamic art to show why and how a museum collection is developed.
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Family Friday Tours

Every Friday, 3pm – Animals Tour, 5pm – Monsters & Myths

Come for a family tour of MIA’s permanent collection. The Animals tour is for younger children whilst the Monsters & Myths tour is for pre-teens.  No booking required, just turn up!  Available in Arabic and English.

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