This Forum aims to provide a venue for multi-disciplinary discussions on Islamic artistic and architectural legacies in the present and future. The Forum will bring together prominent speakers, consisting of academics and practitioners, to explore the role of Islamic artistic legacy in bridging times and geographies, converging cultures, and promoting inter-cultural dialogue.
Participants in the Forum will present various case studies from various Islamic contexts, highlighting how Islamic arts evolved to define various cultures and how these cultural legacies define the present and future. Theoretical and practical perspectives will include exploration of the diverse nature of Islamic arts and heritage with highlights on inter-disciplinary boundaries. Additionally, the Forum will explore case studies on the preservation and presentation of Islamic heritage.
The Forum specifically aims to: 1- Initiate inter-disciplinary conversations on the notion and shaping of various Islamic artistic and architectural legacies 2- Explore the bridging, dialogue-promoting, and unifying role of Islamic arts and heritage in inter-ethnic and inter-religious contexts. 3- Investigate the presentation of Islamic arts in exhibitions and museums and the role of museums in building communal awareness in Islamic artistic legacies.
The intended outcome of the Forum is the establishment of a solid foundation for an interdisciplinary dialogue and discussion on the Islamic arts and heritage. The outcomes will specifically include:
Contribution to the scholarly field of Islamic arts and heritage through the publication and dissemination of the Forum proceedings.
Recommendations to follow-up the Forum objectives.
The main results and summaries will be posted on ICCROM-Sharjah and SIFHAMS-UoS websites and a specific web-page for the Forum.