Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

A visit to this museum was a true highlight of the trip. The museum is in a renovated sous on the waterfront. It is vast and has an absolutely wonderful collection of items. A whole  section is devoted to inventions and scientific innovations. I loved the astrolabes - they meant that these people were great navigators. Beautiful globes were also on display. the working models were great!

There was a temporary exhibition which was a collaboration with the V&A showing how modern artists were being innovative and resourceful. These tiles below by Laurent Mareshal were in fact made of spices sprinked through stencils.
The aroma was divine.

... wonderful astrolobes

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