Author: mei-nee-cheong

‘The Artistry of Islam’ exhibition opens at IMA

A 17th century Qur’an originally from Africa, fine Persian rugs crafted from pure silk and an Algerian horse saddle used for ceremonial purposes in the 19th century are all part of an eclectic collection of objects now on display at the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA). The Artistry of Islam, an exhibition highlighting Islamic arts and mastercrafts opened 30 June and is a collaborative effort between the IMA and the Turkish Museum of Australia. Islamic Museum of Australia General Manager Maryum Chaudhry said the Museum welcomes the opportunity to work with the Turkish Museum of Australia to showcase some...

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Islamic Museum strengthens ties with La Trobe University

The Islamic Museum of Australia has unveiled major changes to its annual Australian Muslim Artists (AMA) exhibition with the announcement of La Trobe University as a major sponsor, with a new $15,000 Art Prize at the heart of the sponsorship. The Islamic Museum of Australia opened artist registrations to participate in the Australian Muslim Artists 2019 exhibition, which will open on 12 September 2019 when the winner of the La Trobe University Australian Muslim Artists 2019 Acquisitive Art Prize will also be announced. The sponsorship is part of a new, overarching Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two parties...

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