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Recent Content

Announcement - Jameel Gallery closure 4th to 8th July (V&A, London)

Dear colleagues,
We would like to advise you that the Islamic Middle East Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum will be closed again from 4th to 8th July while we carry out further remedial works in its 10th anniversary year. We apologise for any inconvenience this closure period may cause to colleagues.
Best wishes,

Dr Mariam Rosser-Owen
Curator, Middle East
Asian Department
Victoria and Albert Museum
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL

Announcement - New International Master of Islamic Spiritual Care (Rotterdam)

The Islamic University of Rotterdam (IUR) is starting in the forthcoming Academic Year 2016—2017 a new fulltime international Master Degree program in Islamic Spiritual Care


Enrolment for this new International Degree which is a two-year program has already started and will continue during the Summer of 2016. For eligibility the candidate student is required to have a minimum or an equivalent of a Bachelor degree.

Re: Obituary - Elizabeth Sgalitzer Ettinghausen, 1918–2016

When I lived with my husband Benno in New York in the 1990s we met Elizabeth often at functions related to Islamic art, either in the Metropolitan Museum, the Institute of Fine Arts or at the Hagop Kevorkian Centre of New York University. I was impressed by her elegant appearance and her insightful comments on Islamic art. She became a good friend and visited us in our New York home and at Vienna. Elizabeth received us also in her house at Princeton and I still remember her wonderful Austrian Gurkensalat (cucumber salad)!