Islamic Art and the Museum: Approaches to Art and Archaeology of the Muslim World in the Twenty-First Century

Islamic Art and the Museum: Approaches to Art and Archaeology of the Muslim World in the Twenty-First Century

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ISBN-13: 9780863564130
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 401
Sales rank: 1,151,036
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Benoît Junod: Benoît Junod is the Director of the Museums and Exhibitions Unit of Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Georges Khalil: Georges Khalil is the Director of the Berlin-based research programme ‘Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe’ (EUME).

Stefan Weber: Stefan Weber is the Director of the Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
Gerhard Wolf: Gerhard Wolf is the Director of the Kunsthistorisches Institut / Max-Planck Institute in Florence.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Islamic Art and the Museum Benoit Junod Georges Khalil Stefan Weber Gerhard Wolf 11

1 The Role of the Museum in the Study and Knowledge of Islamic Art Oleg Grabar 17

2 A Concert of Things: Thoughts on Objects of Islamic Art in the Museum Context Stefan Weber 28

Representations of Islamic Art

3 The Concept of Islamic Art: Inherited Discourses and New Approaches Gülru Necipoglu 57

4 Islamic Art at a Crossroads? Nasser Rabbat 76

5 Intrinsic Goals and External Influence: On Some Factors Affecting Research and Presentation of Islamic Art Lorenz Korn 84

6 The Study of Islamic Art at a Crossroads, and Humanity as a Whole Kirsten Scheid 90

7 Preliminary Thoughts on an Entangled Presentation of "Islamic Art" Vera Beyer 95

Context and Aesthetics

8 Multivalent Paradigms of Interpretation and the Aura or Anima of the Object Avinoam Shalem 101

9 The Stuff of History: Everyday Objects, the Construction of Ambiguous Meanings, and the "Afterlife" of Social Things Christian Sassmannshausen 116

10 The Cultural Turn, the Spatial Turn and the Writing of Middle Eastern History Gudrun Krämer 115

11 The Power of Layers or the Layers of Power? The Social Life of Things as the Backbone of New Narratives Beshara Doumani 129

11 A Historian's Task: Make Sure the Object Does Not Turn Against Itself in the Museum Munir Fakher Eldin 135

13 Aesthetics Versus Context? Towards New Strategies for the Study of the Object Martina Müller-Wiener 139

14 Islamic Art Versus Material Culture: Museum of Islamic Art or Museum of Islamic Culture? Julia Gonnella 144

Foundation and Change

15 Subthemes and Overpaint: Exhibiting Islamic Art in American Art Museums Mary McWilliams 151

16 Early Islamic Art History in Germany and Concepts of Object and Exhibition Jens Kröger 173

17 Islamic Art and the Invention of the "Masterpiece": Approaches in Early Twentieth-Century Scholarship Eva Troelenberg 183

18 "The Jameel Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London: Working from Vision to Reality Juliette Fritsch 189

19 Do You Speak Islamic Art? The Museological Laboratory Christine Gerbich Susan Kamel Susanne Lanwerd 201

10 Museums of Islamic Art and Public Engagement Seif El-Rashidi 209

11 Museums and Their Formation Miriam Kühn 215

Examples from the Museum World

22 Concepts Behind the New Installation of Islamic Art in the David Collection Kjeld von Folsach 225

23 The Option of "Interim" Reinstallation: Brooklyn Museum's Arts of the Islamic World Galleries Ladan Akbarnia 232

24 The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Oliver Watson 264

25 Islamic Art in the Hermitage Museum: Projects and Plans Anton D. Pritula 270

26 Islamic Art at the British Museum: Strategies and Petspectives Fahmida Suleman 276

27 The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto Benoit Junod 285

28 New Spaces for Old Treasures: Plans for the New Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum Stefan Weber 293

29 "A Wooden Room with Many Doors…": Social, Physical and Intellectual Accessibility at the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin Christine Gerbieh 321

Notes 327

Notes on Contributors 363

Illustration Credits 371

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