Exhibitions, Events and Activities
Qajar Women: Images of Women in 19th century Iran
8 April 2015 - 11 June 2016
Marvellous Creatures: Animal Fables in Islamic Art
4 March - 11 July 2015
This exhibition focuses on the real and mythical animals that feature in the legends, tales, and fables of the Islamic world. Divided into the natural quadrants of earth, air, fire, and water, these marvellous creatures serve as the introductions and bridges for the stories in which they feature – including well-known and beloved classics like the Shahnameh, Kalila wa Dimna, and Alf Layla wa-Layla (better known in English as 1001 Nights).
Every Saturday, January to May, 12pm-8pm
Marvellous Creatures – How the Animals Fooled the Lion!
5 - 7 years old
30 May, 6, 13 June, 12pm- 2pm
Writing Fun for Families: Walk-in Calligraphy Workshop
Every Saturday, 1pm – 3pm
No workshops 21 and 28 March
Come and explore the ancient writing and scripts from the past with your family and make your own beautiful letters.
No Booking Required, MIA Atrium
We offer free guided Science in Art tours every Wednesday at 2pm and Highlights tours every Thursday and Saturday at 2pm. Tours take 40 minutes in English and Arabic. Meet by the pillar to the east side of the staircase in the Atrium.