Gallery of the Islamic World exhibition opens at the British Museum

A new gallery has just opened at the British Museum in London exploring the wonders of the Islamic world. The collection comprises a broad and diverse spectrum of the material culture produced from the seventh century to the present day in the Islamic world, and is displayed across two magnificent refurbished galleries at the heart of the museum.

The collection represents an extensive array of material, including well-known masterpieces of Islamic art and the objects of the everyday, ranging from archaeology, coins, shadow puppets, traditional textiles and dress, to the arts of the book and contemporary art.

The magnificent Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World is the result of several years of planning and detailed research, in collaboration with colleagues both inside and outside the Museum. The aim has been to rethink how the Islamic world could be displayed to present the collection in new and exciting ways for our visitors, and to show the cultural diversity of this vast region.

Real World Records was delighted that Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan‘s classic recording of ‘Allah Hoo Allah Hoo’ from Love & Devotion was chosen to be included as part of the audio guide of the gallery.

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Featured Release

  • Love & Devotion

    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Released 09 November 1992

    Love & Devotion brings together two of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s finest recordings, 1992’s Love Songs and Devotional Songs. They are perfect companion pieces, snapshots of a musical giant at the very height of his considerable powers, whilst the artistry of his accompanying Party is also faultless.

By Online Editor

Published on Fri, 19 October 18

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