Friday, July 27, 2018

Berlin’s Museum of Islamic Art receives $10 million donation from Saudi prince


Berlin’s Museum of Islamic Art, which is housed in the southern wing of the Pergamon Museum, has received a donation of $10 million by Alwaleed Bin Talal, the billionaire investor, philanthropist, and member of the Saudi royal family, in support of its exhibitions and educational programming. Gifted through his Riyadh-based charitable foundation — Alwaleed Philanthropies — the donation will be distributed over the next 10 years and will fund a permanent display of Islamic art to be installed at the Pergamon Museum, followed by a major renovation project, and the institution’s Multaka program, which trains refugees to be museum guides. [More]
Kalligrafie persischer Verse des Mogulprinzen Dara Shikoh, Miniatur, Indien, 1630–31