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 https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/
Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar http://www.mia.org.qa
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] vam.ac.uk
Museum of Islamic Art Berlin Germany 16,000[9] 1904

www.smb.museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City, New York United States 12,000[10] metmuseum.org
Musée du Louvre Paris France 18,000[11] 2012 http://www.louvre.fr/en
Benaki Museum Athens Greece 8,000[12]
David Collection Copenhagen Denmark 2,500[9] 1945 davidmus.dk/en
Hakim Fazlur Rahman Museum on Arts, Culture and Orientalism
L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art Jerusalem Israel 5,000 1974 http://www.islamicart.co.il/english/
Shangri La (Doris Duke) Honolulu United States 4,500 2002 https://www.shangrilahawaii.org

See also[edit]

References[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". Kultur.gov.tr. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  5. ^ "Discover Islamic Art – Virtual Museum". Discoverislamicart.org. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  6. ^ Nadr Rajab. "Tareq Rajab Museum". Trmkt.com. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  7. ^ "Khalili". Khalili.org. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  8. ^ "About the Asian Collections - Victoria and Albert Museum". Vam.ac.uk. 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". SaudiAramcoWorld.com.
  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