New Middle East Galleries
Penn Museum
Slipper coffin, Nippur, Iraq.

New Middle East Galleries

  • Penn Museum, Philadelphia
The 4,500-year-old crown jewels of a queen. One of the world's...
Tomb of Menna in the Theban Necropolis

Tomb of Menna in the Theban Necropolis

  • American Research Center in Egypt, al-Qarna, Egypt, online
Some 3,000 years ago, on the west bank of the Nile in al-Qarna, Egypt...
Virtual Tours: Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East 3-D Models and Museum Tour
3-D view of the coffin of Ankh-Khonsu, Thebes, Egypt, Dynasty 22 (945–712 BCE); painted wood. 

Virtual Tours: Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East 3-D Models and Museum Tour

  • Online, by the Harvard Museum of Ancient Near East
Collections at the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (formerly the...
Virtual Tour: Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq, Cairo
3-D doll-house view of Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq.

Virtual Tour: Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq, Cairo

  • Online, by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
Constructed between the years 1408 and 1409 CE, the Zawiya and Sabil...

Technicolor Ocean: The Fragile Biodiversity of Indonesia

  • through March 31, 2024
  • Aga Khan Museum
Technicolor Ocean: The Fragile Biodiversity of Indonesia reflects the expeditions of renowned wildlife photographer Prince Hussain Aga Khan to some of the most biodiverse underwater places on the...
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Pearls from the Ocean of Contentment

  • through April 17, 2024
  • The San Diego Museum of Art
Pearls from the Ocean of Contentment explores new ways of presenting the Museum's world-renowned Edwin Binney 3rd collection of paintings, drawings, calligraphies, and manuscripts from South...
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Shezad Dawood: Night in the Garden of Love Inspired by and Featuring Yusef Lateef

  • through May 5, 2024
  • Aga Khan Museum.
Shezad Dawood: Night in the Garden of Love Inspired by and Featuring Yusef Lateef is a multisensory exhibition by British artist Shezad Dawood, inspired by African-American Muslim musician...
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Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat

  • through June 1, 2024
  • The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat explores the global phenomenon of ikat textiles through more than 70 masterful examples from countries as diverse as Japan, Indonesia, India, Uzbekistan...
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Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting

  • through August 4, 2024
  • LACMA
Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting is the first exhibition to present Islamic art in the context of its associated culinary traditions. It will include some 250 works of art...
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Nature of the Book

  • through September 1, 2024
  • Smithsonian, Washington D.C.
Nature of the Book explores books of the hand-press era (from the use of movable type in Europe in about 1450 to the rise of mechanization in the 19th century) through the myriad natural materials-...
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The Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word

  • through December 28, 2024
  • International Museum of Muslim Cultures. 
The Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word highlights the extraordinary richness of historical manuscripts dating back to the 13th century. particularly flourishing in the city of Timbuktu...
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Net Zero

  • June 30, 2024
  • Ithra, Dhahran
Net Zero provides a creative and educational platform to drive awareness of and engagement around sustainability and global environmental challenges. Showcasing the works of 16 international and...
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A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt

  • Brooklyn Museum of Art
The ancient Egyptians believed that to make rebirth possible for a deceased woman, she briefly had to turn into a man. Guided by new research inspired in part by feminist scholarship, the...
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