With flagship architecture by I. M. Pei and an interior designed by Wilmotte & Associés, the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar, houses one of the world’s finest collections of its type. Ranging in date from the early Islamic period to the nineteenth century, the collection is a dazzling showcase of the artistic achievements of the Islamic world, from metalwork and miniatures to carpets, calligraphy, and ceramics.
Published to coincide with the relaunch of the MIA’s galleries, Museum of Islamic Art: The Collection reveals in detail the quality and significance of the collection, presenting stunning photography alongside new research by the museum’s curatorial team and other experts in the field. Beautifully produced and featuring more than 400 images, The Collection is an outstanding and invaluable contribution to the study of Islamic art and culture.
Julia Gonnella is the director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.