• Adult Learning

    Adult Learning


We offer a range of events and activities for young people and adults to experience and learn about Islamic art. All our activities are free and open to all.

Meet museum staff

There are opportunities to meet museum staff in our Behind‐The‐Scenes tours and Thursday Late Tours.

Join a workshop

Workshops and courses in art and calligraphy are designed for you to learn about the MIA collection by creating your own artworks, inspired by historic pieces from Islamic civilisation.

Majlis Book Club

There are two book groups - one in Arabic and one in English. The books to be discussed, in some way link to Islamic Art, Museums or Arabic History.
More information - Book Club

Come to a talk

Scholars and curators of international standing give regular talks about the objects in MIA’s collection and related themes.

Read and research

Our library is a peaceful place to carry out your own research and reading about Islamic Art. Our library staff are there to help.

Visit our Collections pages to learn more about objects in the MIA Collection. You can also explore MIA’s collection at the Google Art Project.

See What’s On for more information about upcoming programmes and events.


In March 2018, MIA held a particularly successful Poetry Event in honour our World Poetry Day – watch the video below from Alaraby TV for excerpts from the event and an interview with poet Abdelhamid Al Yousef.