Afghanistan Digital Library New York University
The immediate objective of the Afghanistan Digital Library is to retrieve and restore the first sixty years of Afghanistan’s published cultural heritage.
Aga Khan Museum Toronto, ONT
The Aga Khan Museum presents and collects art from historically significant Muslim civilizations as well as contemporary Muslim communities and diasporas around the world. The core of its Permanent Collection spans a vast geographic area from Spain and North Africa in the west, across the Middle East, to South Asia and China in the east.
British Museum, London, ENG
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The Islamic Painted Page, University of Hamburg
The Database covers examples of the painted page dating from about 700 to 1900 CE from all over the Islamic world. Persian painting and Ottoman painting are especially widely covered.
Louvre Paris, FR
Boasting 14,000 objects and complemented by 3,500 works from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Department of Islamic Art collection reflects the wealth and breadth of artistic creation from Islamic lands.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Islamic Art Collection
The Met's collection of Islamic art ranges in date from the seventh to the twenty-first century reflecting the great diversity of the cultural traditions of Islam.
Minassian Collection Brown University, RI
Persian, Indian and Mughal miniature paintings
Morgan Library, NY
The Morgan holds important Islamic manuscripts full of extraordinary paintings. Since Islam refers to both the religious faith and civilization of Muslims, this online exhibition includes both religious and secular texts.
Museum With No Frontiers (MWNF), Vienna, AUT
The Discover Islamic Art Database includes objects and monuments contributed by the partners from 14 countries who, between 2004 and 2007, set up the Discover Islamic Art Virtual Museum with the support of the European Union’s Euromed Heritage programme.
Princeton University Digital Library of Islamic Manuscripts, Princenton, NJ
This is the premier collection of Arabic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, and other Islamic manuscripts in the Western Hemisphere.
Qatar Digital Library (QDL)
A vast archive featuring the cultural and historical heritage of the Gulf and wider region freely available online. It includes archives, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and much more, complete with contextualised explanatory notes and links, in both English and Arabic.
Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Freer and Sackler together hold one of the country’s finest collections of the arts of the Islamic world, with particular strengths in illustrated manuscripts and ceramics among the more than 2,200 objects.
Walters Art Museum Baltimore, MD
Explore the museum’s collections from the Islamic World and a fantastic collection of Islamic Manuscripts.
Musee du Louvre.
Khamseen Islamic art History Online
Guide to Research in Islamic Art & Architecture
Arts of the Islamic World
Islamic Heritage Project
Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran
Explore the lives of women during the Qajar era (1796-1925) through a wide array of materials from private family holdings and participating institutions.
Wellcome Arabic Manuscripts Online
Images and metadata on this site can be used free of charge under the Creative Commons 2.0 (UK and Ireland) license.
Arab Painting: Text and Image in Illustrated Arab Manuscripts
Companion to Islamic Art & Architecture
Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers: Art, Architecture, and Worship
Dictionary of Islamic Architecture
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
Islamic Geometric Patterns: their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction
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