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Building Our Collection - Safavid and Mughal Albums

An Insight into Museum Art Collecting

16 September 2014 - 21 February 2015
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.
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A New Day in Old Sana'a

30 January, 7pm
An achingly romantic tale where Tariq, the handsome young son of a wealthy and highly respected aristocrat, is about to marry the naïve Bilquis, eldest daughter of a prominent and powerful judge. Although Tariq and BIlquis have never met, the match seems heaven-made with both families overjoyed. But when Tariq wanders the street late one night, he spots a beautiful young woman wearing the billowy white dress he had sent his fiancée as a gift. He falls madly in love with her, assuming her to be his betrothed. But things are not quite what they seem and soon the young groom finds himself having to make the devastating choice between following his heart and protecting his family's honor. Hailed as the first feature from Yemen, this breathtaking film uses the ancient city of Sana'a as its exquisite setting.
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