Museum of Islamic Art

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The museum not only helped with the restoration of several damaged items and antiquities by highly qualified specialists and professionals.

But over the years, the building has undergone numerous reconstruction and restoration stages.

The result is a masterwork in architecture, art, and historic preservation. The goal of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) is to attract as many domestic and foreign tourists as possible while displaying, conserving, and interpreting Islamic artefacts. It also strives to promote scientific research and collaborations, create educational initiatives, and cultivate a better awareness of the contributions of Islamic civilization to the world's artistic and scientific heritage. The museum also provides a variety of practical and scientific workshops for at-risk local handicrafts.

Additionally, it organises several art workshops and excursions for students to help educate the next generation about the value of culture and the arts. With its extraordinary collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects from all over the Islamic world, the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Cairo, Egypt, is regarded as one of the best in the world.In 25 Halls, the museum has recently displayed roughly 4,500 artefacts, although it holds more than 100,000 items, with the remaining being stored.

Architectural elements such as paintings, intricately carved plaster that resembles lace, and an elaborate inlaid-wood ceiling appear to your right as you approach, along with pottery arranged by dynasty. By purpose and medium, the objects are arranged to the left. These include headstones, illuminated Qurans, stunning carpets, astrolabes, and medical equipment. Unexpectedly, there is a surprising quantity of figurative art on display that is not all completely Islamic. For example, a fragment of an Ayyubid bowl depicts Mary holding a crucified Christ.

FAQs: Explore Museum of Islamic Art

Q. What are the opening hours of the Museum of Islamic Art Cairo?

A: The Museum of Islamic Art Cairo is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day except on Fridays, it is open from 9 AM to 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

Q. What are some of the famous exhibits at the Museum of Islamic Art Cairo?

A: The Museum of Islamic Art Cairo has many famous exhibits, including the Qur'an of Fatimid Caliph al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, the Mamluk glass oil lamps, and the Persian lustreware.

Q. Is there an admission fee for the Museum of Islamic Art Cairo?

A: Yes, there is an admission fee for the Museum of Islamic Art Cairo. The fee for foreigners is 300 Egyptian pounds, while for Egyptians and other nationals of Arab countries, it is 50 Egyptian pounds.

Q. Is photography allowed inside the Museum of Islamic Art Cairo?

A: No, photography is not allowed inside the Museum of Islamic Art Cairo. However, visitors can take photographs outside the museum and in the courtyard.

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Address of Museum of Islamic Art

Shar'a Bur Bab El Khalk Square, Cairo 11511 Egypt

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