This highly illustrated publication details the concepts, construction and design of the new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World at the British Museum.
The book outlines not only the history of the extremely rich and varied collection of Islamic material culture at the British Museum, but also the challenges of building and designing a new gallery for the 21st century within a historic building. The building of a new gallery requires collaboration from a number of different individuals. Therefore, this book highlights not only the work done by British Museum staff, but also details the partnerships with the architects Stanton Williams, the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. The result is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated insight into a remarkable new gallery and the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Islamic material culture.