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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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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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Auckland Castle – 5000 years of Faith in the British Isles

The Muslim Museum Initiative met with the Community Archivist and Community Engagement Officer of Auckland Castle. Mobeen Butt spent the afternoon with Georgina Ascroft and Alison Tweddle providing advice and …

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Ilkley Literature Festival 2014

Mobeen Butt met with Rachel Feldberg the Festival Director of the Ilkley Literature Festival. They discussed numerous ways that the Festival could engage the wider Asian/Muslim communities, but particularly, in …

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Crescent Culture Group Launched

On October 1st 2014 we launched the Crescent Culture project, initially, a virtual group on Facebook, with the intention to explore and promote the best of British Muslim and Islamic …

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Quilliam’s 125th Anniversary Project Bid Unsuccessful

The AYA Foundation (the Muslim Museum Initiative’s founding organisation) submitted an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a project to explore and celebrate the 125th anniversary of the …

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MMI Participate in Cardiff University MOOC

We were honoured to have been approached by the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK (Islam UK Centre) at Cardiff University to use the Muslim Museum Initiative …

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Contributing to the Islamic Mapping Project

After hearing about the excellent Islamic Mapping Project run by the Islamic Art and Material Culture Specialist Subject Network (SSN). The Muslim Museum Initiative approached the SSN to see if …

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Engaging with the past to inform the present: The Muslim community of London

In 2012 Mobeen Butt helped organise a public seminar for the Open University’s Building on History: Religion in London project. Working with Gavin Moorhead, the project’s Research Associate, Mobeen liaised …

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Muslim Heritage in Croydon: The Tale of Croydon Mosque

In 2010, AYA embarked on a project, Muslim Heritage in Croydon: The Tale of Croydon Mosque. After noticing that there were very little archives of and about the local Muslims …

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Islam in British Stone Pilot

One of our earliest heritage projects and a pre-cursor to the Muslim Museum Initiative was the Islam in British Stone pilot, back in 2008. The aim of the pilot project …

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