Culture, Exhibition, Tradition
Sharjah showcases artefacts from early Islamic capitals.
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SynopsisCelebrating Sharjah as 2014 Capital of Islamic Culture!
Immerse yourselves in the ``The Artistic Legacy of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad (650 950``)! The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation presents an exclusive exhibition that features over 100 archaeological finds, Islamic calligraphy, decorative arts, and exquisite artefacts from the first centuries of Umayyad and Abbasid rule, centred on their capitals Damascus and Baghdad.
The exhibition charts the transition from pre-Islamic to Islamic cultures which took place under the patronage of the Umayyad caliphs in Damascus and the early Abbasid caliphs in Baghdad and Samarra. It also talks about the dynamic complexity of cross-cultural relations between the ruling elites and the rest of the world during the earliest evolution and expansion of Islamic culture.
The collections displayed at the museum are shipped from the first and oldest Islamic art museum outside the Islamic world, Berlin Museum of Islamic Art. Placed in the thematic and chronological order, the artefacts gives you a historic overview of urban, architectural and artistic developments, highlighting the transfer of knowledge and artistic traditions between cultures and civilisations.
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