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Working with Craven Museum and Gallery

The Muslim Museum Initiative is proud to announce that we are working with Craven Museum & Gallery on their Arts Council England funded ‘Museum: Indispensable’ project. The MMI will be …

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Loyal Enemies by Jamie Gilham

Loyal Enemies uncovers the history of the earliest British converts to Islam who lived their lives freely as Muslims on British soil, from the 1850s to the 1950s. Drawing on …

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The Welsh and the Muslims, a lecture by Grahame Davies

This is a lecture by Grahame Davies author of ‘The Dragon and the Crescent’, about the history of contact between the Islamic world and Wales over the course of history. …

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A History of Mosques in Britain by Shahed Saleem

The British mosque is a teasingly unrestricted archetype: onion-domes and minarets are cultural, not religious We’ve seen them popping up on the streetscape of every major town and city in …

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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The Muslim Museum Initiative has advised the Aberdeen Maritime Museum on part of their new exhibition on John Philip’s painting, “Baptism in Scotland”. They requested advice on non-Christian birth or …

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Diversity Symposium at Cartwright Hall

On Oct 2nd 2015 Mobeen Butt attended the Museums and Diversity Symposium at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Bradford. Here are some of his thoughts and notes: It was great …

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Advising Leeds City Museum

The Muslim Museum Initiative advised Leeds City Museum on their ‘Faith in Focus: Islam’ exhibition for their ‘Voices of Asia’ Gallery. MMi met with Leeds Museums and Galleries Curator of …

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Exhibition at UCLAN

It was a privilege to be able to exhibit three artists at the Muslims in Britain Research Network’s conference at the University of Central Lancashire. Art by Zahir Rafiq, Nadeem …

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Mehmood Sabri Qawwali concert

The Muslim Museum Initiative’s sister project ‘Crescent Culture’ assisted in bringing Ustad Mehmood Sabri to the UK, the only surviving member of the legendary Pakistani qawwali group the Sabri Brothers.

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