Just Vision Film Website

A film production website with information, teaching resources, discussion guides and interviews on films focused on increasing the power and reach of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality for all. The film Naila and the Uprising is scheduled for broadcast in spring 2019, and a curriculum guide for using the film is in preparation.

The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

About fifty beautiful manuscripts from Herat to Istanbul are featured in The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts exhibition. Celebrated for their superb calligraphy and lavish illumination, these manuscripts from the 8th to the 17th century—are critical to the history of the arts of the book. They were once the prized possessions of Ottoman sultans and the ruling elite, who donated their Qur’ans to various institutions to express their personal piety and secure political power. Each manuscript tells a unique story, which will be explored in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. A wonderful set of interactive teaching tools are featured–scroll down the page to find them.

Exhibitions and searchable collections on Islamic art in major museums

Links to exhibits and collections on Islam at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Detroit Institute of the Arts Islamic Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum Palace and Mosque exhibit (see also sidebar links on the site), The British Museum Galleries by World Region. Links, for example, at http://www.lacma.org/art/collection/islamic-art AND http://www.dia.org/art/search-collection.aspx?department=Islamic+Art AND http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/i/islamic-art-and-design/

Islamic Art collection guide, Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries

Gallery Guide: Arts of the Islamic World (Smithsonian Freer & Sackler Galleries) are featured by exhibit, and objects in the permanent collections are searchable by keywords. In addition, special exhibitions are usually accompanied by interactive websites and online learning activities.

Integrating the Arts, online educational resource

Walters Art Museum: Integrating the Arts. A new educational resource at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore is Integrating the Arts, an interactive website with activities for integrating arts into social studies, language arts, science and mathematics. The link leads to the section on Islam, but there are sections on Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Chinese arts with the same subject-area integration possibilities. The site includes both videos, information segments, and interactive lessons in pdf or online form.