List of museums of Islamic art

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Mosaic commemorating the refounding of Olbia by Theodora in Qasr Libya Museum.

This is a list of museums with major collections of Islamic art.

[clarification needed]

Museum Location Country Collection size
(number of objects)
Date of establishment Coordinates Official website
Aga Khan Museum Toronto Canada More than 1,000 objects[1][2] September 18, 2014 43.725429°N 79.331997°W
Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar
Museum of Islamic Art Cairo Egypt 103,000[3]
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum Istanbul Turkey 40,000[4]
British Museum London, England United Kingdom 40,000[5]
Tareq Rajab Museum Kuwait City Kuwait 30,000[6]
Khalili Collection 20,000[7]
(largest private collection)[citation needed]
Victoria and Albert Museum London, England United Kingdom 19,000[8]
Museum of Islamic Art Berlin Germany 16,000[9] 1904

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City, New York United States 12,000[10]
Musée du Louvre Paris France 18,000[11] 2012
Benaki Museum Athens Greece 8,000[12]
David Collection Copenhagen Denmark 2,500[9] 1945
Hakim Fazlur Rahman Museum on Arts, Culture and Orientalism
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art Jerusalem Israel 5,000 1974
Shangri La (Doris Duke) Honolulu United States 4,500 2002

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mission". Aga Khan Museum. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  2. ^ Mehnaz Thawer. "Aga Khan Museum Collection reflects pluralism of the Muslim world and shared human heritage". The Ismaili. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  3. ^ [1] Archived August 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Belge göster". Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  5. ^ "Discover Islamic Art – Virtual Museum". Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  6. ^ Nadr Rajab. "Tareq Rajab Museum". Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  7. ^ "Khalili". Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  8. ^ "About the Asian Collections - Victoria and Albert Museum". Archived from the original on 2009-03-21. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  9. ^ a b Bloom, Jonathan; Blair, Sheila (2009). "A Global Guide to Islamic Art".
  10. ^ [2] Archived August 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Les arts de l'Islam au musée du Louvre, septembre 2012- Un écrin pour les arts de l'Islam, p. 2.
  12. ^ [3] Archived June 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine