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Richmond Museum to host international Islamic Art Conference

Tue, Aug. 1, 2017
CAIRO - 1 August 2017: Richmond, Virginia's Museum of Fine arts will be hosting its international conference titled ‘Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future’ next fall from November 2 to November 4.

First started in 2004, the conference has become one of the world's most important conferences for Islamic Art, helping to bridge gaps between the middle-east and the rest of the world by providing a more positive image of Islam with its artistic and cultural contributions.

The event will begin with a speech by Qatar's Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, who with her family is estimated to spend $600 million per year on art. It will also feature 13 of the world's leading scholars on Islamic art and architecture, with its primary focus on the 'past, present, and future' and just what 'Islamic art' really means.

‘Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future’ is sponsored by the Qatar Foundation, VCUarts Qatar and in association with Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Registration will be $10 per day.

For more information on how to register, please visit
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