Islamic Art and Material Culture SSN

The SSN for Islamic Art and Material Culture is for museum professionals to share ideas, expertise and best practice in using their collections from regions where Islam was, or is the dominant religion.
We work with museums to provide specialist support packages and programmes of professional skills development that facilitate collections development and audience engagement to effect long-term and sustainable change.

Special Partnerships

By developing partnerships we enable active communities for those working with Islamic art and material culture in UK museums

Study Days

Study days develop museum professionals, while encouraging knowledge exchange and active learning through presentations, participatory group activities and discussion

Specialist Support Schemes

The scheme develops institution’s understanding of their Islamic art collections, supports knowledge exchange between staff and volunteers, and builds their engagement with both existing and new audiences

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  • The Royal Worcester Carnatic Service

    In 1751, physician John Wall and apothecary William Davis established a ceramics factory on the banks of the River Severn in Worcester. Using a formula developed in Bristol, they began to produce soft-paste porcelain wares. The manufactory was a success, and would continue to go from strength to strength. Under the aegis of new owners […]

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  • Islamic Art and Design Taught School Workshops at the Ashmolean

      When the 2013 Primary Curriculum was launched, I quickly decided that I had some new taught workshops to write to fit the new areas of the history curriculum. British Prehistory was one new area to tackle but I also wanted to launch new sessions using our rich collections on display in Gallery 31 – […]

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IAMC SSN is supported by Arts Council England and is based at Birmingham Museums, with support from national and regional partner museums nationwide.